We lastly come to the grandest building – a land mark of Tanga. It has a long and, for a time, agonizing story.
On April 9, 1956, Prince Aly Khan laid the foundation stone for a new awe-inspiring jamatkhana in whose architecture he took personal interest. Unfortunately, he would not live to see it constructed.
Only a year or so after construction began, it was halted due to contractual problems. Upto that point only the ground floor and its walls were constructed. For several years, it stood in ruins. The only bright light in all this, at that time, was that it was an adventurous playground for children living in the Aga Khan flats!
But before long, the project was revived. The site was excavated and the jamatkhana was built completely from the foundation up.
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