Fort Cornwallis is built on the site where Capt. Francis Light, founder of Penang, first landed in 1786. The fort was first built in 1793, but this site was an unlikely spot to defend the city from invasion. In 1810, it was rebuilt in an attempt to make up for initial strategic planning errors. In the shape of a star, the only actual buildings still standing are the outer walls, a gunpowder magazine, and a small Christian chapel. The magazine houses an exhibit of old photos and historical accounts of the old fort. Nearby, the yellow Town Hall is the oldest municipal building in Penang, built in 1880. City Hall was built in 1903 and still serves the government administration today. The Cenotaph was erected in 1922 in memorial to those who lost their lives here during World War I.