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HKFP Lens: Historical photo set highlights lost landmarks along 1970s Nathan Road

The Government Records Service has shared 70 photographs showing buildings along Kowloon’s Nathan Road in the mid-1970s.

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Nathan Hotel. Photo: GovHK.

“This set of photos brings back the collective memories of Nathan Road in the mid-1970s. We hope they can promote the appreciation of archival records,” a spokesperson said.

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Majestic Theatre. Photo: GovHK.

The collection – taken between 1976 and 1980 – recorded the road conditions during the construction of the MTR system between Prince Edward Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

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Universal Chiu Chow Restaurant. Photo: GovHK.

The archival set was obtained from the Lands Department.

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Photo: GovHK.

Long-lost landmarks such as the Astor Theatre feature in the shots of the shopping thoroughfare, famously known as the “golden mile.”

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Astor Theatre. Photo: GovHK.

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Astor Theatre. Photo: GovHK.

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Construction site of Hotel Miramar. Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Gold Wheel Restaurant. Photo: GovHK.

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Methodist College in the centre. Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Junction of Nathan Road and Pitt Street. Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Photo: GovHK.

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Algemene Bank Nederland. Photo: GovHK.

Nathan Road today:

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Nathan Road in the 2010s. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Eckhard Pecher.

HKFP Lens: Historical photo set highlights lost landmarks along 1970s Nathan Road