Do you think the roof panels are original?If the building is part of the police complex than it is probably under their care.
I was quite relieved to see that it wasnt a case of a building demolished and the facade just stuck on to the new complex :yes:
But between 1983 - 2004, what happened?http://www.fmps.moe.edu.sg/home/profile/history/content.htm
The school was founded on 4th August 1888 by Miss Sophia Blackmore. It started with 8 little Nonya girls in a house in Cross Street. Later, it moved to Telok Ayer Street and was known as Telok Ayer Girls' School.
In 1912, the school moved to 178 Neil Road and was renamed Fairfield Girls' School as the building was put up with a substantial donation of US$5,000 from an American, Mr Fairfield. Its name was later changed to Fairfield Methodist Girls' School in 1958.
The school was run by expatriate principals until the outbreak of the War in 1941.
After the war, the school functioned for a short while on borrowed premises in Pearls' Hill School under the headship of the late Mrs Lim Bock Kee. In 1946, the premises in Neil Road were returned to the school authorities. Mrs Lim Bock Kee remained as the principal until 1959. She was succeeded by Miss Lim Geok Kheng, an 'old' girl as well as old teacher of the school. Miss Lim was the principal until her retirement in December 1982. The retirement of Miss Lim also marked the end of a chapter in the history of Fairfield.
It ceased to be a full all-girls' school and it was named Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Fairfield Methodist Secondary School. Another marked change was that both schools become co-educational and the significance of all these is that it became the first Methodist School to be re-located and to go co-educational.
Fairfield Methodist Primary School started off with 1455 pupils in 37 classes. Miss Cheong Yuen Lin became its first principal. She was with the school until 1988 when she was posted to the Ministry of Education to become an Inspector of Schools.
Miss Dorothy Ho succeeded Miss Cheong as Principal of the school in 1989. After having served the school for more than a decade, she retired at the end of 2001. Mrs Tan Shook Fund took over the principalship in 2002.
The school was officially declared open on 2nd August 1985 by Bishop Ho Chee Sin of the Methodist Church in Singapore.
I'm curious as what was the building used as from 1983 - 2004. And what was on CID complex last time since it's very new (completed c. 200?).wow nice to see it in a different life!
Apparently there was a HDB block behind it? it must be gone now