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Tank Road shophouses, 1987 : general view


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This 1987 photograph shows a row of classic three-storey, three-bay late-style shophouses (1900-1940). It features full-length French windows topped with fanlights (on the third storey), and a five-foot way that provides passing pedestrians with shade and shelter from the elements. There are several conjectures as to why Tank Road is so named, one of which is that it was the site where early water storage tanks were built. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.

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