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83, 85 & 87 Acheen Street, George Town






83, 85 & 87 Acheen Street (GPS: 5.41474, 100.33631) is a row of three Straits Eclectic-style shophouses within the core area of the George Town World Heritage Site in Penang. It was built in the 1920's, and was recently restored (2010-2011), after the area became a World Heritage Site.

83, 85 & 87 Acheen Street, George Town, Penang (15 September, 2012)


The three shophouses at 83, 85 & 87 Acheen Street have a five-foot way with a colonnade of fluted ionic columns. This supports the upper floor, the façade of which comprises a seeries of full-length windows full full-length shutters, alternating with pilasters. 85 Acheen Street is the widest of the three shophouses, having four full-length windows as opposed three for its neighbours.

The transom has a wooden grid framed by molded arches. The spandrels between these arches are ornately decorated with a floral motif that surround the air vents. The beams are likewise decorated with floral plasterwork.

83, 85 & 87 Acheen Street is on the map of Acheen Street

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