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Type Plan for Shophouses, Old Market Square, Kuala Lumpur (1907)

Lot 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 22 of Old Market Square.

Kuala Lumpur Town Planner’s dream for the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s then centre of commerce. The typical plans and guidelines for the three-storey buildings prepared by AB Hubback. 

Hubback’s Official Post/Role: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect


Year Designed: 1907

Brief Architectural Description: Mostly three-storey shophoses in mixed Neo-Classical design with loggias, decorative plaster garlands, face bricks, rooftop ballustrades, gables or pediments.

Original Use: Shophouses

Original Building Type: Retail / Residential

Current Name: Lot 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 22, Medan Pasar

Current Use: Shops/Offices/Trading Houses

Current Building Use: Shop/Residential/Office


Selangor Government Gazette, 13 September 1907

8. Type Plans for Shop Houses to be Erected in Old Market Square
A letter is read from Mr. AB Hubback enclosing two alternative type plans for shop houses for the general guidance of owners of building lands in Kuala Lumpur, with certain recommendations for the approval of the Board. The Board approves. 


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