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House of Tan Yeok Nee, roof : close-up


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This 1967 photograph shows the heavy ornamentation found on a mansion's rooftop. A panel of colourful sculpted animals and other figures can be seen. The roof is also covered with green glazed bamboo-shaped tiling. The mansion is located at the corner of Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue. It was once home to a wealthy Chaozhou-born businessman Tan Yeok Nee, who built it in 1885. 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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