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Old District Office North

Old District Office North

The Old District Office North (Cantonese: 舊北區理民府), a.k.a. Law Ting Pong Scout Centre (Cantonese: 羅定邦童軍中心), is a building located at 20 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po in the New Territories of Hong Kong, near the Old Tai Po Police Station.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Conservation 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The Old District Office North was built around 1907 and was the earliest seat of the colonial civil administration of the New Territories. Administration and land registration of the northern part of the New Territories were carried out in this building. The building still housed a magistrate's court until 1961.[2]

Conservation

The building was declared a monument on 13 November 1981.[3] It is now used by the New Territories Eastern Region Headquarters of The Scout Association of Hong Kong.[2]

References

  1. ^ Brief Information on Proposed Grade I Items, pp. 326-327
  2. ^ a b Antiquities and Monuments Office: Old District Office North
  3. ^ Environment Protection Department - List of Declared Monuments as on 1 January 1999

External links

  • Virtual Heritage Explorer: Old District Office North


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