St. John Cathedral, Pre-war
St. john Cathedral is Hong Kong’s oldest surviving Western church. The building you see today was completed in 1849 and extended in 1873. The cross-shaped structure was created in the styles of 13th century Early English and Decorated Gothic.
The grey-brick and stone structure, in the Early English and Decorated Gothic style, was built in 1849.
It was originally a parish church, also used by the British Army garrison. The crenellated parapet on the tower and flanking turrets point to the Anglican cathedral’s former role as a garrison church.
During the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong, the building was converted into a Japanese clubhouse. It was reopened soon after the war.
I draw it with pen drawing