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See Some of The Oldest Buildings In Nigeria

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Nigeria is host to many impressive architectural beauties that have withstood the test of time, weather and wars.


Many of these oldest buildings in Nigeria were built during the colonial era and have gained currency from their age and impressive structures that have given them the status of tourist centres.


Here are 5 of the oldest buildings in Nigeria:

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1.  Christ Church Cathedral In Lagos - 96 years old

This church is located on Lagos Island and the foundation was laid in 1867.

The building began on November 1, 1924, and was completed in 1946.

The church is recognised as the oldest Anglican church in Nigeria and currently houses the official office of the bishop of Lagos.

Lagos Colonial secretariat - 125 years old


2.  Lagos Colonial secretariat - 125 years old

Completed in 1895, the building is over 120 years old and once served as the official residence of Lord Lugard during the colonial era.

Located in the heart of Lagos, The building was once the cynosure old marina and broad street.

The main power bloc during the colonial period.

First European Storey Building - 175 years old - Here are some of the oldest buildings in Nigeria


3.  First European Storey Building - 175 years old

This building is located in Badagry, Nigeria.

Rumoured to have been built by reverend Henry Townsend of the church missionary society (CMS) in 1845.

The building was occupied by Samuel Ajayi Crowther when he worked on the translation of the holy bible from English to Yoruba.

It is regarded as the first storey building in Nigeria.

Kajuru Castle - About 31 years old


4.  Kajuru Castle - About 31 years old

Kajuru castle was built between 1981 and 1989, at Kajuru Village in Southern Kaduna State, Nigeria by a German living in Kaduna.

The castle is located on a mountaintop in Kajuru village, Kaduna State.

The castle is built in a medieval-period romanesque style.

It also has a dungeon.

Here are some of the oldest buildings in Nigeria - Lugard Hall in Kaduna - About 106 years old


5.  Lugard Hall in Kaduna - About 106 years old

Built around 1914, Lugard Hall is Kaduna's legislative assembly building, named after the colonial high commissioner to northern Nigeria, Lord Frederick Lugard.

The building is an imitation of the British house of commons and lords.

The building has now become an interesting tourist attraction.


Which of these building have you visited?


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