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By The Loop HK Staff | January 17th, 2018

The former Northern Kowloon Magistracy first opened in 1960, being one of nine magistracies in Hong Kong. It was closed in 2005 when the Hong Kong government decided to condense the number of magistracies to six, but re-opened in 2010 as the Hong Kong campus for the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The floors and shell of the building were largely preserved and restored, with one of its courts used as a lecture hall, and former jail cells — created to hold prisoners before their trials — converted into meeting rooms. One of the jail cells was preserved; photographs of what the magistracy used to look like line the corridor leading to it.

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