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Infantry Barracks, Napier Lines, Kurrachee [Karachi]. Cost £12,400.

Infantry Barracks, Napier Lines, Kurrachee [Karachi]. Cost £12,400.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 201/(87)

Item number: 20187

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Infantry Barracks in Karachi from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Karachi, the former capital of Pakistan, is the largest city of the country and the capital of Sindh province in the lower Indus valley. The Infantry or Napier Barracks in Karachi were built by David Mackenzie in local buff Gizri stone. This view shows the exterior of the building, which has deep arcaded verandas for ventilation and shade.

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