The Colonial Terraces along Jalan Hang Jebat were constructed by the British from 1930s onwards to house British personnel working in the nearby military installations at Alexandra and Pasir Panjang. Unlike the Black and White buildings at the nearby Wessex Estate, these colonial terraces housed junior ranking officers from the British Armed Forces.
The overall form of the Colonial Terraces follows the aesthetics of the Tudor revival architectural style. Similar to the Black and White Bungalows, these terrace houses feature a high pitched roof and a veranda which extends across the sides of the house to cut off heat and glare from its interior. Rattan blinds were installed in many of the terrace houses and they perform the same function when drawn down.
With the withdrawal of the British military forces in 1971, these terrace houses were vacated. Today, they are rented out as residences.