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Photo #1 from Ikeja, Nigeria by Papajoe59 made on 2018-05-13 15:57 for Sola

Visit to the first storey building in Nigeria

the foundation of the first storey building in Nigeria was laid in 1842 and the house was completed in 1845 in Badagry, Lagos State.

Photo #2 from Ikeja, Nigeria by Papajoe59 made on 2018-05-13 15:57 for Sola

History has it that the ancient structure was erected by Reverend Henry Townsend of the Church Missionary Society (CMS).

Photo #3 from Ikeja, Nigeria by Papajoe59 made on 2018-05-13 15:57 for Sola

The structure was occupied by Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African C.M.S Bishop when he undertook the translation of the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba. It was also used as Vicarage for saint Thomas Anglican church.

Photo #4 from Ikeja, Nigeria by Papajoe59 made on 2018-05-13 15:57 for Sola

There is actually controversy about this building as the Hausas in Northern Nigeria claim they had built some storey buildings before this building was erected.

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👍🏾👍🏾 .. you'll love to visit the site ... antics
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