We are here with you hands in hands to facilitate your learning & don't appreciate the idea of copying or replicating solutions. Read More>>

Looking For Something at vustudents.ning.com? Click Here to Search

www.bit.ly/vucodes

+ Link For Assignments, GDBs & Online Quizzes Solution

www.bit.ly/papersvu

+ Link For Past Papers, Solved MCQs, Short Notes & More


Dear Students! Share your Assignments / GDBs / Quizzes files as you receive in your LMS, So it can be discussed/solved timely. Add Discussion

How to Add New Discussion in Study Group ? Step By Step Guide Click Here.

photo

The Quaid-e-Azam House and Museum, Karachi, Pakistan - March 2008

The Quaid-e-Azam House and Museum, earlier known as the Flagstaff House, is located on the Fatima Jinnah Road in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, and like almost all other houses on the road, was originally owned by a Parsi business tycoon.

Father of the Nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, purchased the house on the eve of Independence and later Madar-i-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah lived for many years here.

The building was designed by architect Moses Somake. This probably is Somake's first known building which on one hand is modest and, on the other charming.

The bungalow, which was later designated as the Flagstaff House because of the residence of the General Officer Commanding, is situated at the most exclusive area of the Staff Lines. It is surprising that an architect little known at that time was asked to design this building.

The house was probably built in 1890. Somake had a habit of signing his buildings by inscribing his name in an obscure place that could be found with little effort. In the case of the Flagstaff House, it is etched on an inner face of the porch. Somake's work on the Flagstaff House was confined to the main double storey bungalow, while the annex was added to the premises at a later date. Somake lavished his attention on the façade facing the Bonus Road, which was the main thoroughfare at the time, probably due to a tight budget.

The frontage has a symmetrical arrangement, with two wings flanking the central porch that carries the projecting part of the verandah. Simple arcading, carved pilasters and sloping roofs using red clay tiles are the architectural ingredients of this attractive bungalow. An unusual element is the introduction of semi-circular balconies, which also appear in the City Courts Building built at a later date. Finely chiselled and carved features embellish the front façade, while the rest of the building is in a hammer-dressed masonry.

Quaid-i-Azam visited the Flagstaff House in 1943, liked it and showed interest in acquiring it. Although owned by a Parsi business magnate Sohrab Kavasji, it had been requisitioned as the residence of General Hind, GOC.

The deed of purchase in the name of "Mr Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Barrister-at-Law, Bombay" was registered in March 1944. After the partition, the bungalow was furnished with the belongings and furnishings of the Quaid that had been brought from his Delhi and Bombay residences, and was kept in readiness, to be occupied by him, possibly after his retirement.

After the death of the Father of the Nation in 1948, Fatima Jinnah lived in the house from 1948 to 1964. Due to prime location several commercial organisations were interested in acquiring the property not for conservation but for demolition and constructing high buildings. Besides a number of public sector companies also tried to acquire the premises to erect a new building thereon.

The bungalow lay neglected till 1985 when, as a result of the pleas by the Heritage Foundation, it was acquired by the Government of Pakistan; restored and declared a national monument the Quaid-i-Azam House Museum. It now houses furniture, relics, and other items of the Father of the Nation.

+ How to Follow the New Added Discussions at Your Mail Address?

+ How to Join Subject Study Groups & Get Helping Material?

+ How to become Top Reputation, Angels, Intellectual, Featured Members & Moderators?

+ VU Students Reserves The Right to Delete Your Profile, If?


See Your Saved Posts Timeline

Views: 459

.

+ http://bit.ly/vucodes (Link for Assignments, GDBs & Online Quizzes Solution)

+ http://bit.ly/papersvu (Link for Past Papers, Solved MCQs, Short Notes & More)

+ Click Here to Search (Looking For something at vustudents.ning.com?)

+ Click Here To Join (Our facebook study Group)

Comment

You need to be a member of Virtual University of Pakistan to add comments!

Join Virtual University of Pakistan

Comment by + "ἠaive Ҿnigma" on December 25, 2011 at 5:43pm

Latest Activity

+ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ђคlєє๓ค ! replied to + Drama Queen's discussion HaPpii HapPi birthday Dear RepaUnzel.........My pUbg loveR ....
20 minutes ago
+ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ђคlєє๓ค ! replied to + "αяsαℓ " Ќąƶµяɨ •"'s discussion Let's Celebrate Birthday of our cheerful member "JIYA - RAPUNZEL"....
27 minutes ago
Avaya updated their profile
28 minutes ago
+ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ђคlєє๓ค ! replied to + "αяsαℓ " Ќąƶµяɨ •"'s discussion Let's Celebrate Birthday of our cheerful member "JIYA - RAPUNZEL"....
29 minutes ago
Volunteer replied to + "αяsαℓ " Ќąƶµяɨ •"'s discussion Let's Celebrate Birthday of our cheerful member "JIYA - RAPUNZEL"....
39 minutes ago
Volunteer replied to + Drama Queen's discussion HaPpii HapPi birthday Dear RepaUnzel.........My pUbg loveR ....
51 minutes ago
isha rose replied to + "αяsαℓ " Ќąƶµяɨ •"'s discussion Let's Celebrate Birthday of our cheerful member "Jiya - RAPUNZEL"....
53 minutes ago
+ "αяsαℓ " Ќąƶµяɨ •" posted a discussion
59 minutes ago
Profile Iconsoha ali, best friend forever, Avaya and 3 more joined Virtual University of Pakistan
1 hour ago
bcvu786 joined + M.Tariq Malik's group
4 hours ago
+ ! ! ! ! ! dᎥxᎥe dusτ꧂ replied to + Drama Queen's discussion HaPpii HapPi birthday Dear RepaUnzel.........My pUbg loveR ....
6 hours ago
+ ! ! ! ! ! dᎥxᎥe dusτ꧂ liked + Drama Queen's discussion HaPpii HapPi birthday Dear RepaUnzel.........My pUbg loveR ....
6 hours ago

© 2020   Created by + M.Tariq Malik.   Powered by

Promote Us  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

.