Farafina is proud to support the Legacy project to restore Jaekel House in the Railway Compound located in Ebutte Metta. Many of us have driven past or even inside the Railway Compound only to marvel and wistfully imagine the glory of this wonderful area of Lagos. Railway compound is easily the closest to the tranquility and greenery of Southwest Ikoyi and still has many houses in the same colonial style.
However, unlike Ikoyi, Railway has been largely abandoned in the past few years and many of its structure have been left to rot. Legacy decided to take one of the largest properties on the grounds and renovate it beautifully to it’s past glory. The group will be turning Jaekel House into its headquarters and a Mini-Museum of the rich history of the railway grounds.
You are cordially invited to the
PRESENTATION OF JAEKEL HOUSE
The Iconic historic building restoration work
Mini railway museum and Nigeria in transition photographic exhibition, with a short lecture by Prof John Godwin OFR. OBE.
At 17 Federal Road, Railway Compound, Ebute Metta, on Sat15th May, at 10am
Jaekel house, an over 100 years old example of classic colonial architecture, that once housed the MD of the Railway corporation, has been painstakingly restored by Professor of Architecture John Godwin. You will be able to have a glimpse into the colonial past of Nigeria as you tread the large verandas of this fine structure, with its myriad of windows and louvers, and take in the wonderful photographic exhibitions of “Nigeria in transition” and “The colonial railways”. Prof Godwin shall be there to eloquently elucidate. The railway compound itself is an oasis of tranquillity in the hustle and bustle of the mega city and is only a 15 minute go slow free journey to and from Ikoyi / VI at this time of day. It will certainly be a memorable morning well spent.