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