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About Writers' Building

The Writers' Building formerly served as the office of the Chief Minister of the State. However, a change took place on 4th October 2013. The official departments were shifted out of the building for a short term for renovation. The building needed to be refurbished for the writers. The complete renovation was a project of a lump sum amount of ₹200 crore. During the post-independence, this building was used as a hub for the writers of the East India Company. It was designed by Thomas Lyon in the year 1777 and is 150 meters long. The building has a furnished Greco-Roman look and has a splendid architecture. The main attraction is the Statue of Minerva which is located in the center of the building. You will find stunning statues of Greeks Gods and Goddesses of the four disciplines – Commerce, Agriculture, Science, and Justice. Many significant events took place in the Writers Building during the British rule in India. The freedom-fighters Benoy Basu, Badal Gupta, and Dinesh Gupta assassinated Colonel N.S. Simpson in the Writers Building. The venue where this incident took place is known as B.B.D Bah and has a statue of these martyrs in the center of the park.

Historical Context: The work of this building started in 1690.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Closed On Sundays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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