Court of Final Appeal (The Old Supreme Court)

Old Supreme Court

Old Supreme Court

 

The Court of Final Appeal in Central was built on reclaimed land using hundreds of Chinese fir-tree piles as foundations. It was opened by Governor Lugard in 1912 and was home to the Supreme Court until 1985 when it was converted into the Former Legislative Council.

The three-storey granite building is neo-classical in style supported by tall Ionic columns. The most outstanding feature of the building is the pediment in the centre portion which  contains the statue of the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis who is blindfolded and holds a scale.

 

The Statue of the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis

The Statue of the Greek Goddess of Justice, Themis

 

Colonnades

Colonnades

 

Old Supreme Court at Night

Old Supreme Court at Night

 

ARCHITECT: Aston Webb and Edward Ingress Bell

BUILDING: Court of Final Appeal (2015 after renovation), Legislative Council Chambers (1985-2011), The Old Supreme Court (1912-1983)

LOCATION: 8 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

YEAR COMPLETED: 1912

HEIGHT:  40 metres

FLOOR AREA:  2,660 square metres

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