C. Kesavan Memorial Municipal Town Hall

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Kollam Town Hall
സി.കേശവന്‍ സ്മാരക മുനിസിപ്പല്‍ ടൌണ്‍ഹാള്‍
Inside C.Kesavan Memorial Town Hall, May 2017.jpg
Stage inside the Town Hall
Alternative names Kollam Municipal Town Hall
General information
Status Open
Type Town Hall
Architectural style Indian
Location Cantonment
Address Near Water Authority Office
Town or city Kollam
Country India
Coordinates 8°52′50.34″N 76°35′52.34″E / 8.8806500°N 76.5978722°E / 8.8806500; 76.5978722
Groundbreaking July 20, 1970 (1970-07-20)
Inaugurated August 1979; 38 years ago (1979-08)
Renovated 2005
Closed January 1, 2018 (2018-01-01) (expected)
Renovation cost 4 crore (US$620,000)
Owner Kollam Municipal Corporation
Technical details
Floor count 4
Other information
Parking Yes

C. Kesavan Memorial Municipal Town Hall or Kollam Corporation Town Hall is a decades-old building situated at Cantonment area in Kollam city, India.[1] It is the first air condition auditorium came under a Kerala Municilipality, the town hall is now a main venue for several cultural events and meetings. The building is situated beside NH-66 passing through the city of Kollam.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The Town Hall was named in the memory of C. Kesavan, a freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of erstwhile Travancore-Cochin state.[3] He was born at Mayyanad, Kollam.[3] A full sized statue of C. Kesavan is also there in-front of the Town Hall.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New rent for town hall to be ratified today". The Hindu. 2007-06-16. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  2. ^ "A bridge to bypass choking traffic". The Hindu. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  3. ^ a b Kumar, Udaya (2009). "Subjects of New Lives". In Ray, Bharati. Different Types of History. Pearson Education India. pp. 322–323. ISBN 9788131718186. 
  4. ^ "C. Kesavan’s statue unveiled in Kollam". The Hindu. 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2017-07-04.