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316, 314, 312, 310 & 308 Beach Street






316 Beach Street, George TownView of 316 Beach Street, at the junction with Acheen Street (11 February, 2013)



316, 314, 312, 310 & 308 Beach Street are an ensemble of five double-storey shophouses in George Town, Penang. They span a strech of Beach Street until the junction with Acheen Street. Their design is somewhere in a transition between the Straits Eclectic and the Arts & Crafts style.

Built in the 1930s, these five shophouses have a colonnade five-foot way that wraps from Acheen Streen to Beach Street. 316 Beach Street follows the curve of the junction. There was originally a verandah above the five foot way, but this has been filled in and modern windows installed. I suppose if the windows are dismantled, we can see how the buildings originally looked like. The photograph on this page shows three of the five buildings, namely 316, 314 and 312 Beach Street.

308 Beach Street">Heritage ensemble that includes 316, 314, 312, 310 & 308 Beach Street (15 September, 2011)

Location of 316 - 308 Beach Street on the map

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