Most of us are familiar with the Birch Clock Tower (along Post Office Road). In one of our previous posts, we were wondering what building seemed hidden in the background, far left of the picture (see below).

Well, the mystery has been solved – the building is none other than the old Court House!

Yes, this was what the court house looked like in the late 1800s. This court house was built in 1888 and remained a court house till 1909.  The court moved to another location, but later settled at its present place – Club Road. This structure, however, remained there till the 1960s; it later paved way to the construction of the Perak State Mosque.