【大廈名字系列 building name series】希雲大廈 haven court

2015.08.09 | 禮頓道 128-138 leighton Road

之前本部落的大廈名字系列當中,名字通常在建築外牆。這次主角的舞台在大廈入口門楣上。一看,有種震撼,名字寫得那麼大,按中文由右至左排列,很有氣派。

從前的建築商很自豪地將自己的名字公示,應該是材料堅實樓房穩陣一個側面的說明。

立信置業,是霍英東成立於1954年的建築地產公司。

earlier posts in the building name series are mostly about names appearing on the facade of the buildings. but this time, it is at the entrance of the mansion.

the four bigggest chinese characters written from right to left say hei wen dai ha (haven court). the smaller words also in the same chinese reading sequence say built by national investment co. in 1958.

love the boldness and the size of these chinese writings. seems to be a statement from the company that it was proudly presenting the building to the city. those were the days when people trusted developers and the quality of homes.

a note on national investment company, it is a real estate company established by the late henry fok, the legendary “patriotic” hong kong merchant in 1954.

haven court aug15

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