Lal Haveli

Lal Haveli

May 31, 2018 Havelis of Lahore 0

Lal Haveli is a residential structure that has best preserved cut and chased brick work with plaster moldings on a fair faced brick ground having exquisite wooden jharokas on the three principal floors. The brick work has been kept painted over the decades with a coat of hurmuchi, or red ochre paint, which gave the house its name. There is a local tradition that the havaili was built by the Maharaja of Kashmir for a favoured courtesan by the name of Daru. For that reason no. D/749 is also known as Mai Daru’s Haveli. The exact date of construction is not known, but it was sometime in the late 19th century.

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