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Old Parliament House

Old Parliament Lane
Singapore Singapore

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1824
  Finished1827
Floor Count3
Building Uses
 - unused
Structural Types
 - lowrise

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof66 ft

Description
This building was built in 1827 as a residence for a wealthy mercant.He never lived in it.The Court moved in in 1828.

In 1839 ,the building was converted into government offices.

In 1875 ,the Supreme Court moved in.The building was extended three times.

In 1909 ,the Neo-Palladian building was renonvated and redesigned to look Victorian.The judiciary moved out to the present Supreme Court in 1939.After which ,it housed Singapore's Legislative Assembly in 1953.

In 1954 ,it was renonvated again.It became Singapore's first Parliament House in 1965.

In 1999 ,the Parliament moved out.The building stands empty as of now.

Plans are underway to convert it into an arts centre for preformances and exhibitions.It would reopen as such by the end of 2003.

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