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The Exterior of University Hall, The University of Hong Kong (144 Pok Fu Lam Road)

Situated on top of a hill in Pokfulam, University Hall is a charming edifice that blends Tudor, Gothic and Renaissance Revival architectural styles.

It was built around 1861 by a Scottish businessman, Douglas Lapraik, as his headquarters and residence and named after him as ‘Douglas Castle’. The French Society of Foreign Missions (also known as the Missions Étrangères de Paris) bought the building in 1894 and renamed it ‘Nazareth’. The French Society of Foreign Missions gave up Nazareth in 1953, and The University of Hong Kong acquired it in 1954 for use as a hostel for undergraduates. Now known as University Hall, the building has served as a hall of residence for men since 1956.

The significant architectural features that characterised Nazareth remain: colonnaded verandahs with Tudor arches delineate the first and second floors of the building, while the embattled parapets and pinnacles on the roof as well as the corner towers are the most distinctive features of this castle-like building.

The Exterior of University Hall, The University of Hong Kong



144 Pok Fu Lam Road (Plan)

New World First Bus
4 Wah Fu (South) - Central
91 Central(Ferry Piers) - Ap Lei Chau Estate
970 Cyberport - So Uk Estate
970X Aberdeen - So Uk Estate

7 Central (Ferry Piers) - Shek Pai Wan
30X Cyberport - Central (Exchange Square)
37A Chi Fu Fa Yuen - Central (Circular)
37B Chi Fu Fa Yuen - Admiralty (Circular)
40 Wah Fu (North) - Wan Chai North
40M Wah Fu (North) – Admiralty (Government Offices)
71 Wong Chuk Hang - Central (Wing Wo Street)
90B South Horizons - Admiralty (East)
973 Stanley Market - Tsim Sha Tsui (Mody Road)
A10 Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) - Ap Lei Chau Estate

The above information is for reference only, and is subject to change in accordance with the announcement of relevant organizations.


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