A family home through the decades

The house of retired education psychologist Louise Clarke and her father, Mr Gerard Clarke (both above), was built around 1920.
The house of retired education psychologist Louise Clarke and her father, Mr Gerard Clarke (both above), was built around 1920. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The area around St Michael's Road in Kolam Ayer has witnessed a sea change in the past century. What was once a Eurasian enclave is now a densely built neighbourhood of high-rise condominiums and public housing.

But tarry in the neighbourhood for longer and you might just notice some of the last vestiges of the past - a bungalow tucked away in 96 St Francis Road that has belonged to the same family for a century.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'A family home through the decades'. Print Edition | Subscribe