The Cenotaph in Central, which honours those who died during two World Wars, has been declared a monument.
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Another declared monument, the Béthanie on Pok Fu Lam road, was a sanatorium for missionaries, and now serves as a second campus for the Academy for Performing Arts .
Memorial, sanatorium declared monuments
November 22, 2013
The Antiquities Authority has declared two historical buildings on Hong Kong Island, the Cenotaph in Central and the Béthanie at 139 Pok Fu Lam Road, as monuments under the Antiquities & Monuments Ordinance.
Notice of the declaration was gazetted today.
The Cenotaph dates back to 1923, and is the earliest memorial honouring those who fell defending Hong Kong in the First World War. Inscribed with the words "The Glorious Dead" and "1914-1918", the years "1939-1945" were later added to honour victims of the Second World War.
Commemorative activities are still held at the monument each year.
The Béthanie was completed in 1875 by the Society of Foreign Missions, and was used to treat sick missionaries. It includes a chapel, a sanatorium and a service wing, which are now home to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ School of Film & Television.