This building is located at the junction of the Jalan Putera, adjacent
to the Balai Nobat. Initially, this court building was the place
for the existing Balai Seni which was earlier called the "High
As engraved on a marble slab at one corner of the court, this building
was built on Rabiulawal 1341 Hijrah equivalent to November 1922.
Names of those who were responsible for the construction of the
court were: HRH Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah (Regent), W. Peel
Esq (British Adviser), Major W.R. Sanguinetti, O.B.E.M.C (State
Engineer), F.W. Wade Esq. A.I.R.B. (Architect) and H.W. Fofden Esq
Looking at the architectural design it clearly shows that this
building has more characteristics of Roman architectural. This can
be seen by the design of the columns that are close to one another
without regard of spaces for whatever purposes. Various types of
carvings are found on the walls. At the top area close to the roof
was placed the crest of the State of Kedah.