Friday, October 1, 2021

Maradana Railway Houses

Maradana Railway Houses
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Maradana Railway Houses are situated on J.D. Fernando Mawatha in Maradana in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

History
This housing complex was built during the latter part of the 19th century by the British as official quarters for the officers of the Railway Department (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). The Railway Training School was also built along with this project (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009).

Houses
The houses are located on both waysides of the J.D. Fernando Mawatha off Baseline road. They are two-storyed buildings consist of a hall, bedrooms, and two verandas at the front and rear sides (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). The arched doors, windows, round masonry pillars, and the upper balcony with wooden railing show characteristics of British architecture. The upper floors are made of wood and chimneys are found fixed on the roofs (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009).

References
1) De Silva, N.; Chandrasekara, D.P., 2009. Heritage Buildings of Sri Lanka. Colombo: The National Trust Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-0093-01-4. p.152.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 3 October 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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