September, 2016

Claude Martin’s first residence need restoration


Credits : Tornos News

An old building in Khayaliganj area of Lucknow, known as Kakori Kothi was the first residence of Maj. Gen. Claude Martin in Lucknow. Like other structures designed by Major it was also very beautiful in its hay days. Also known as ‘Old Martin House’ this structure is a fine example of Martin’s French architecture.

Alvi, the present owner of the Kothi said this beautiful mansion requires an urgent refurbishment and a proper restoration of this house can turn it into a very beautiful attraction for the city people as well as for visitors who would see and admire architectural qualities of Maj. Gen. Claude Martin.