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15 China Street

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15 China Street, George Town (15 September, 2012)

15 China Street is a well-preserved mid-19th century shophouse in George Town, Penang. It stretches across from China Street to No. 4 Che Em Lane. At the time I viewed it (Oct 2012), it appeared to be awaiting restoration. The ground floor is fenced up and a curtain blind shielded part of the façade.

15 China Street appears to be in a remarkably well preserved state, though badly needing restoration. This grand 3-storey shophouse preserves the full-length timber shutters on its second and third floor.

Under the eaves I can see what was once chien-nien broken bowl ornamentation, now painted over. The gable of 15 China Street is ornamented with a ceramic gable pendant. The area under the third-floor windows are filled with cast-iron lattice-work. On the wall of the third floor is a side window with wooden awnings.

15 China Street architectural features (15 September, 2012)

Location map of 15 China Street


Heritage Buildings of Penang Island, by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), 1994.

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