Blue House (Hong Kong)

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[[Image:Blue House HK.jpg|thumb|Blue House]] [[Image:HK Blue Hse Stone Nullah Lane c.jpg|thumb|The osteopathy clinic in the Blue House]] '''Blue House''' (藍屋) refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at '''72-74A [[Stone Nullah Lane]]''', [[Wan Chai]]. It is named for the brilliant blue colour painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of [[Tong Lau]] of the balcony type in Hong Kong. It is classified as [[List of Grade I historic buildings in Hong Kong|Grade I historic building]]. ==Future revitalisation== All the upper floors of Blue House, apart from 72 Stone Nullah Lane, are of timber structures. The two wooden stairs, with all the original elements intact, are well maintained. The building was part of a HK$100 million plan, unveiled by the [[Hong Kong Housing Society|Housing Society]] and the [[Urban Renewal Authority]], to preserve nine Chinese-style buildings in Wan Chai that were constructed during the 1920s. According to the plan, seven other pre-[[World War II|war]] buildings on Hing Wan and King Sing Streets would be preserved. The project would complete in 2011. The building would be preserved and revitalized in a traditional tea and medicine. In [[2007]], the Urban Renewal Authority and the Development Bureau jointly announced that the residents of the Blue House, will be allow to stay if they wish to. ==See also== * [[Green House (Hong Kong)|Green House]], located in 1-11, [[Mallory Street]] and 6-12, [[Burrows Street]] * [[Wan Chai Heritage Trail]] * [[Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme]] ==External links== {{commons category|Blue House, Hong Kong}} * [http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Monument/yfoh/en/bluehouse.php Preliminary Study on "Blue House"] {{coord missing|Hong Kong}}