In the early 1900s, many houses in Tanglin and nearby Nassim Road were built in a style known as “black and white” or mock Tudor-Elizabethan. These houses had white plastered walls framed by dark timber beams. Tudor Court, built in the 1920s to serve as quarters for civil servants, is an example of this colonial-era architectural style.
In 1970, Tudor Court was officially opened by then Minister for Finance Hon Sui Sen as the headquarters of the former Singapore Tourism Promotion Board (STPB, now Singapore Tourism Board). In the same decade, STPB started to develop the area around Tudor Court as part of its efforts to promote the Orchard Road area as a tourist belt. Tudor Court was conserved in 2005.