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The Central Route The Sheung Wan Route]
 

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Old Lunatic Asylum (Chinese Block)
(Eastern Street Methadone Clinic)

45 Eastern Street

The building was first opened in 1891 as a lunatic asylum for Chinese patients. It is a two-storey red brick and granite structure which originally could house only 16 patients since at that time most Chinese patients would go to Guangzhou for treatment. A one-storey medical staff quarters was built next to it in simple rectangular plan. The design of the main building is Renaissance Classical Revival in style with scant ornamentation. It has a simple pitched roof, a half-basement and an arcade on the first floor. The building now serves as a methadone treatment clinic.

Old Lunatic Asylum
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