Timothy Tye
Kongsoon House

Kongsoon House, George Town (25 April, 2007)

Kongsoon House (GPS: 5.41734, 100.34191), today part of the OCBC Premier Banking complex, is a commercial building at the corner of Church Street and Beach Street. It was constructed in 1914, and was originally the premises of Goh Taik Chee & Co, a wholesale store and ship chandlers. It supplies mining, engineering and industrial machinery, catering to the booming tin industry of mainland Perak. In the 1970's, Kongsoon House used to be the premises of Kee Huat Radio, which sells electrical appliances.

The façade facing Church street has a centralised front with pediment and projecting balconies on the first and second floor. On the ground floor are glass pane windows with cast iron stalks. The building is wrapped with cornices and parapet.

Kongsoon House, Beach Street façadeKongsoon House, Beach Street façade (11 February, 2013)

Balconies on the Kongsoon House facing Church Street (28 May, 2008)

Kongsoon House is on the map of Beach Street

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