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Yangon’s High Court awarded heritage Blue Plaque

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Author - Theingi

The High Court of Yangon Region, a prominent over one-hundred-year-old building, was awarded with Blue Plaque by Yangon Heritage Trust for its historical status on November 24.

It was the 20th Blue Plaque which the Yangon Heritage Trust has awarded to historic buildings for their historical value.
          

The High Court building is a Queen Anne style handsome building with an impressive appearance. Construction was started on the building in 1905. Around that time Myanmar was an annex of India under British rule. It was finished in 1911 at a cost of 2.

4 million Rupees designed by India’s government’s advisory architect James Ransome.
           
Stunning lion statues were placed on the domes of the building as symbols of the justice system and a giant clock on a tower of the building that struck once every hour.
          

It was used as the Supreme Court of Myanmar starting in 2006.

           

The high Court takes up a block between Mahabandoola Park and Pansodan Street and in downtown Yangon.




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