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Old Mental Hospital
(Sai Ying Pun Community Complex Community Hall)

2 High Street

This building, featuring arched verandahs and massive retaining walls under a pitched tiled roof, was constructed in 1892 as quarters for the foreign nursing staff of the Civil Hospital. The east wing was extended in the 1940s and the building ceased to accommodate staff in 1941. After World War II, it was converted into a mental hospital until the Castle Peak Mental Hospital opened in 1961. It was subsequently used as a day treatment centre for psychiatric out-patients until 1971 and since then had been left vacant until the government decided in the 1990s to keep the facade and rebuild a community centre within.

Old Mental Hospital
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