Lee Mong Kow

Lee Mong Kow (HMX5V)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1R4 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.761', W 123° 22.163'

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Lee Mong Kow (1863-1924) was born in Panyu County, Guangdong Province, China. As an interpreter in the Canadian Customs House and Immigration Office he helped facilitate communication between Chinese and Western people.

Mr. Lee devoted himself to welfare work and served as a board director of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Victoria for 9 one-year terms.

He was one of the founders of Lok Kwun Free School (1899-1909) and served as it board chairman until the school was replaced by the Chinese Imperial School (1909-1911). He also helped establish the new school and was it honorary principal for 11 years. The school was renamed Victoria Chinese Public School in 1912.

Lee Mong Kow was highly respected for his untiring efforts and contributions to the promotion of Chinese Education.

Jointly erected by:City of VictoriaChinese Consolidated Benevolent AssociationVictoria Chinese Public SchoolDescendents of Lee Mong KowLee Benevolent Association (Victoria)Jack Wai Yen Lee, CMUnveiled by His Worship Mayor Alan Lowe, February 13, 2005

HM NumberHMX5V
Year Placed2005
Placed ByChinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472675 N 5364088
Decimal Degrees48.42935000, -123.36938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.761', W 123° 22.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 45.66" N, 123° 22' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)440, 216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 516-540 Fisgard St, Victoria BC V8W 1R4, CA
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