Today what I introduce the key heritage in Hon Kong is Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps. It is in Central.
Now let me tell you the background of the Duddell Street Stone Steps.The steps were named after George Duddell, an auctioneer and ultimately a significant property owner in the area around the present Duddell Street in mid-19th century. Serial maps of old Hong Kong indicate that the Stone Steps existed as early as 1875. In 1883 the Stone Steps were reconstructed at a cost of HK$1,750.
The four gas lamps mounted on the top and foot of the granite steps are the only surviving functional gas street lamps in Hong Kong. The lamp posts, described as two-light Rochester models, were made by Suggs and Co.
The records of the Hong kong and China Gas Co. showed that the lamps were re-lit after World War II on 29 February 1948. Of the more than two thousand gas lamos which once lit Hong Kong's Streets, over a dozen were still being used in the early 1950s.