KARACHI: Saddar town contains the largest concentration of British colonial architecture in Karachi and forms much of the historic colonial centre of the city.

From the Sind Club, once the heart of British colonial society and now a private members’ club for Karachi’s elite, to Frere Hall, which was originally intended to serve as a town hall but now serves as an exhibition space and library, the area is scattered with historic architectural landmarks built during the colonial era.

The Nanakwara area is a neighbourhood that runs through Saddar with Civil Lines to one side, Garden and Gazdarabad on the other.

Nanakwara is home to Calcutta House, located on Chand Bibi Road, a late 19th century residential building, which is a good example of a colonial construction and one of the few surviving ones on these streets.