Built in 1914, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is located in the Kom Tong Hall, originally the residence of Ho Ko...
Built in 1914, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is located in the Kom Tong Hall, originally the residence of Ho Kom-tong, the younger brother of the Hong Kong's magnate Robert Hotung. Being a typical Edwardian Classical building, this four-storey building has the facade surrounded by the Greek-style granite columns. Inside the premises are preserved the stained-glass windows, balcony wall tiles and staircase railings in good condition. The Kom Tong Hall is among the best-preserved buildings dating back to the early 20th century Hong Kong.
Apart from its majestic appearance, Kom Tong Hall was among the earliest residential buildings constructed with reinforced concrete structure and fitted with concealed electrical wiring in Hong Kong. It sets an important milestone in the development of building construction.
孫中山紀念館的館址「甘棠第」於1914年建成，原為香港殷商何東胞弟何甘棠的住宅， 樓高四層。整座大樓的建築屬英皇愛德華時期的古典風格，弧形陽台有希臘式巨柱承托。內 部裝修瑰麗堂皇，色彩斑斕的玻璃窗、陽台牆身的瓷磚，以及柚木樓梯的欄杆至今依然保存 良好，是香港現存有數的二十世紀初建築物。