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David Hall

David Hall is an exclusive Dutch building located on one side of the Parade Ground in Fort Kochi, Kerala. It was the residence of David Koder, a Jewish businessman, and hence the name David Hall.

Built in 1695 by the Dutch East Indian Company, this hall is associated with Hendrik Adriaan van Reed lot Drakestein, the famous Dutch commander. He is better known for his Hortus Malabaricus, a pioneering compilation of the flora of the Malabar Coast.

Today the Bungalow belongs to CNO India, a trust for the Cultural History of Netherlands Overseas. Several plans are afoot to save this bungalow from neglect and ruin.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ernakulam
Location: Fort Kochi    


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