Mukherjee Lodge

Among the beautiful two-storey timber buildings adding to the charm of Gauhati (rechristened as Guwahati in the last century), one particulare structure stands out. This building is said to be the first two-storey building of the then little town. Like the owners of the other two-storey houses, it was owned by a bureaucrat serving the British Raj. It was built by Pachugopal Mukherjee, the first Indian Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Assam in the colonial era, near the present Panbazar Police Station. He built the house in 1901 and it still exists and at present houses the famous Maharana Athletics Club.

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