Friday, July 30, 2021

Lloyd's Buildings, Colombo

Lloyd's Buildings
The Lloyd's Buildings is an old five-storied building located on the wayside of Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

History
This building was built in 1908 by Clifford Lake and Company in accordance to the design by Edward Skinner, a British architect (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018). At the time, it was known by the name "Freudenberg Building" as the main occupant of the building was Freudenberg & Co., an import and export company (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

In the beginning, the Freudenberg and Company used this building for their business activities mainly focused on coffee and oil trading (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018). Later, Aitken Spence purchased the building and renamed it the "Lloyd's Building".
 
Attribution

References
1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.39. 
2) Rajapakshe, S.; Bandara, T. M. C.; Vanninayake, R. M. B. T. A. B. (Editors), 2018. Puravidya Sthana Namavaliya: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Vol. I. Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 978-955-7457-19-2. p.35.

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This page was last updated on 31 July 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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