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