St Joseph's Chapel in ruins after the 1874 typhoon, Hong Kong

St Joseph's Chapel in ruins after the 1874 typhoon, Hong Kong




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA15-10. St Joseph's is a Roman Catholic church on Hong Kong island. The building shown in this photograph was opened in 1872 and destroyed in the 1874 typhoon. The church was rebuilt in 1876 and demolished in 1967. The present-day building opened in 1968. From an album in The National Archives entitled ‘HONG KONG 2. Hong Kong and Macao: the typhoon of 22 September 1874. (CO 1069/445)’. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

Caption in album or on mount

St. Joseph, R. C. Chapel, destroyed by typhoon 22 Sep. /74. Hong Kong.


Hong Kong


September 1874




Black and white photograph


The National Archives, London

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