Town Hall & Post Office, Ipoh (1917)

Two combined buildings with the Town Hall entrance on Club Road and the Post Office entrance on Post Office Road.

Hubback’s  Official Post/Role: F.M.S Government Architect A.B Hubback F.R.I.B.A

Construction Supervisor: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect W. S. Huxley & Architect Thomas Steele

Year Designed: 1913

Year Completed in 1917 (completion delayed by non-arrival of steel work ordered from England).

Contractor:  Towkay Lim Weng Ching.

Construction Cost: $225,000 Straits Dollars

1948: District Police Headquarters.

30 Nov to 3 Dec1945: Venue of the Inauguration of the Malay Nationalist Party (MNP) headed by Dr. Burhanuddin Al-Helmy

2008: A forgotten tunnel was found below the Town Hall linking to the adjacent Ipoh High Court, believed to have been used to transfer prisoners when the building was a Police facility.

Original Use: Government Office/Town Hall with Public Theatre

Original Building Type: Office/Place of Assembly

Current Name: Ipoh's Town Hall & Old Post Office

Current Use: Town Hall (Post Office section is vacant)

Current Building Use: Office/Public Assembly

Gazetted as  Malaysia's National Heritage List in 2017

Gazetted Name: Bangunan Pejabat Pos Lama , Ipoh

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