North Kowloon Magistracy
North Kowloon Magistracy, located on Tai Po Road, was built in 1960. The building’s design is representative of public buildings of that period. It is also a piece of architecture in the region to exemplify the spirit of “rule by law” during the colonial period. North Kowloon Magistracy was shut down on 3rd January, 2005. It was rated as a Grade III historic building by the Antiquities Advisory Board in 2009.
The magistracy building is seven-storied. Its façade is mainly composed of vertical, long and narrow windows. Broad, granite staircases form the entrance of the building. The staircases inside the building have an Italian flair, with metal balustrades and are decorated with Greek motif ornaments. Since September 2010, the property has become the branch campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).