GPO, Lucknow

History, information and  Images of GPO building in Lucknow
The General Post Office Building in Lucknow  is not mere a Post Office, it is a witness to the  most famous moments of India's freedom
struggle.  During the British rule,   a building called 'Ring Theater' was situated in between two  important monuments -Kothi Hayat Baksh and Mallika Ahad's palace.  This building was used by the British for  entertainment. The  English drama were played and movies screened. A board was  put at the entrance  which read ‘Dogs and Indians not allowed’. The famous Kakori trial happened at this Theater. Pandit Gobind Vallabh Pant, Chandra Bhanu Gupt, Babu ML Saxena and K.C. Hajela fought for the accused viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Ashfaquallah Khan,etc.  During the years 1929-1932 this  Theater was transformed into the present General Post Office.  The GPO building is built in the Gothic style. A large beautiful  Hall in the centre,  houses main post office and a Clock Tower is attached on it.   It is on the main Vidhan Sabha Road, opposite to Capital Picture Hall, opposite Christ Church on the main Hazratganj crossing.  A beautiful triangle shaped lawn with blooming flowers,  is a part of the GPO building.The whole building is said to have been constructed with red brick and lime stone and that iron was not used in it.  It is one of the best engineering and architecture of early days .  A stone embedded on the main gate of the GPO dates the buildings as 1929-1932.
 
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