Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP
Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP

Colonial-era Murray House’s resurrection in Hong Kong 20 years on: heritage expert still sceptical, Stanley villagers happy it draws visitors

  • Twenty years ago Murray House – built in 1840s Central as a British officers’ garrison, then dismantled – was, like a giant 3D jigsaw, reassembled in Stanley
  • Villagers worried about feng shui and its spooky reputation from wartime use as a Japanese torture centre, but value its appeal to tourists, who spend locally

Topic |   History of Hong Kong districts
Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP
Murray House was built in Central in the 1840s as a British officers’ garrison, before being used as offices by the government’s Ratings and Valuations Department. Twenty years ago it was controversially reassembled in Stanley. Photo: SCMP
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