14. Comix Home Base

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Comix Home Base is formerly known as Green House, it is named from the green colour painted on the external walls of the building. It is one of the few remaining tong-lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong. Because of its historic significance, the houses are listed as Grade II historic buildings.

The lot where the tenement house Is now standing was first owned by the American firm Messrs Burrows and Sons. It was later owned by Lawrence Mallory. A timber yard and boat building yard previously occupied the site; thereafter occupied by warehouses, timber and coal storage and several other small industries.

Around 1905, Hong Kong Land Investment Company took possession and in the mid-1920s, the company developed 10 tenement houses.

In 2013, Green House became the first pure preservation cum revitalization project of the Urban Renewal Authority and officially opened on 18 July 2013. It is now operated as the Comix Home Base by the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Comix Home Base website: www.comixhomebase.com.hk/

Source: Wikipedia
Photo source: weshare.hk