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Heritage Trails


Central and Western Heritage Trail

Western District and the Peak Route
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The Central Route
The Sheung Wan Route]

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Original Site of Mountain Lodge and Lugard Road
Mount Austin Road and Lugard Road

Mountain Lodge was a summer residence for the Governor of Hong Kong since 1902. It replaced the former lodge situated slightly below. The earlier lodge was transformed from a sanatorium in 1867 and was demolished after being destructed by two typhoons. The new lodge was first designed in 1892 by Francis Cooper, the Director of Public Works, but the then Governor, Sir Henry Blake, disliked the proposal and appointed Palmer & Turner to redesign it. By 1920, the lodge was rarely used and demolished after World War II, leaving the granite foundations and Gate Lodge. The whole site was later redeveloped as a park. A marking stone for the lodge was rediscovered in 1978, and was then placed at the northeastern corner of the former site.

Lugard Road is home to several private houses that feature an interesting range of historical architecture, from turn-of-the-century Scottish Baronial to the Art Deco and Bauhaus styles of the 1930s to 1950s.

Original Site of the Mountain Lodge and Lugard Road
(c. 1903)

Original Site of the Mountain Lodge and Lugard Road
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