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第八站/ 聖類斯中學

Eighth Station/ St. Louis School

地址/第三街179號

Address/179 Third Street

聖類斯中學原為1863年成立的「西環教導所」,藉以收容貧困無依的街童,並教授木工、縫紉及造鞋等手藝,讓他們學會一技之長。至1927年,教導所交由鮑思高慈幼會管理,並改為一所工藝學校,至1936年重建後成為文法學校,原有工藝部則遷至現時的香港仔工業學校(舊稱「香港仔兒童工藝院」)。

學校其中一大特色,就是位於第三街與廣豐里交界、呈45度角的東翼校舍門口位置,配合典型的實用建築風格,以簡單的幾何結構為主,具有高欣賞價值(現為二級歷史建築)。

St. Louis School was originally founded as the West Point Reformatory in 1863 to accommodate destitute street children, where they were taught carpentry, sewing and shoemaking as valuable skills to earn a living.  In 1927, the management of the reformatory was handed over to the Salesians of Don Bosco.  Subsequent to this, it was transformed from a vocational school to a grammar school, while the vocational training section relocated to what it is now the Aberdeen Technical School (formerly known as Aberdeen Trade School).

What is unique about the school is its east gate, which lies at an angle of 45 degrees on the juncture of Third Street and Kwong Fung Lane.  Built in a simple geometric structure with characteristics of the functionalist style of architecture, the building possesses considerable aesthetic value which grants itself II grading in Hong Kong Historic Building list.

 

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