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103-year old Park Mansion of Kolkata awarded KMC-INTACH Heritage Award 2013

Dec 16, 2013 18:29 IST

The 103-year-old Park Mansions on Kolkata's upscale Park Street was given the prestigious heritage award for the restoration of its colonial era structure. The KMC-INTACH Heritage Award 2013 was given to the Park Mansions by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.

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The heritage property was restored at a cost of more than 10 crore rupees to its original glory in 2010, the centennial year of the building. It is owned by the Karan Paul led Apeejay Surendra Group.

The building was constructed in 1910 for both residential and commercial use and it is spread over more than 5 bighas. The architecture is a mixture of Victorian and Indo-Saracen styles with a bulbous dome on the roof, British-style interiors with a touch of Indian architectural style on the facade.
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a non-profit organization set up in 1984 to involve its members in protecting and conserving India’s vast natural, built and cultural heritage.

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