Lane 181, Guohua St., Chiayi City used to be called Lane to Capital (Lane Fu-Lu). In 1862-1874 the years of Emperor Tongzhi of Ching Dynasty, it was the only road for the local candidates in Chiayi to enter Tainan the Provincial Capital of Taiwan back then for taking the Imperial Examination. The Old House Empowerment Project manages to reuse one old house of this Lane via renovation naming it Ice Café (Ice Camp).
The old house built 43 years ago is a building made of the wood frame mixed with reinforced concrete (RC). The wood frame is used to the staircase and the flooring of floor 2. The iron sash is hollowed out and carved. Nostalgia fills the air. The tenant made the house fixed by hiring an old skilled worker. The atmosphere of the old times is reserved by applying the timber door and the iron carved sash removed to mural decoration installation art.