Yau Ma Tei Police Station

Yau Ma Tei Police Station

Yau Ma Tei Police Station

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Yau Ma Tei Police Station ( 油麻地警署) is a police station in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Its buildings at No. 627 Canton Road, at the junction of Public Square Street, were erected in 1922 after relocation from the junction of Public Square Street and Shanghai Street.

History

Yau Ma Tei Police Station was built in 1922. Additions were made after WorldWar II, including a 1957 extension wing to serve as barracks and an accommodation block, to the west of the existing station. During the 1966 riots the police station was attacked by a mob but the police managed to suppress it rapidly.

Architecture

The neoclassical Main Block is built in Edwardian Free Style. There is a traditional portico on both sides of Canton Road and Public Square Street. The main entrance is a semi-circular portico set in the indented corner at the junction of Public Square Street and Canton Road. Such indentedcorners are features often used for feng shui reasons.

Conservation status

The building is classified as "Grade III Historic Building" Part of the structure is under threat from the proposed four lane Central Kowloon Route. The staff quarters,...
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