Selangor Museum 1914, Kuala Lumpur

Alteration and extension to the existing Selangor Museum of 1906 on Garden Road-Damansara Road junction included a new ‘Eastern Wing’ facing Lake View Road, with double accommodation space.

Hubback’s Official Post/Role: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect A.B Hubback F.R.I.B.A

Year Designed: indeterminate

Year Completed: 1914

Contractor: Towkay Tan Thien Siew and Ang Seng

Construction Cost: $78,000 Straits Dollars.

Brief Architectural Description: 50ft x 50 ft central hall, circular roof and corner towers with domes topped with an octagonal lantern.

World War II: This museum and many of its priceless artifacts were accidentally destroyed in Allied bombing to dislodge the Japanese. Mistakenly bombed by a US B-29 bomber of the Allied Forces on 10 March 1945. The National Museum of Malaysia was rebuilt on the same site, completed in 1963.

Original Use: Museum

Original Building Type: Public Assembly 

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