What do these buildings have in common?
It is the most popular mission house, the First Storey Building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State.
It attracts many visitors every year. The foundation of the building was laid in 1842 while the house was completed in 1845.
The first sets of missionaries in Nigeria settled in the building.
The structure was occupied by Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African C.M.S Bishop when he undertook the translation of the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba.
The one-storey building has its corrugated iron sheet roof overlooking the marina waterfront.
The rooms have six big rooms, four stores, two big sitting rooms, and a safe where precious items are kept.
History also has it that it was a place where returnee slaves were lodged. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a returnee slave lived in one of the rooms of the building.
From the outside, the building looks old and frail but the wooden staircase looks as strong as ever. On the upper floor of the building, there is a glass containing the English and Yoruba versions of the bible that was translated by Bishop Ajayi Crowther.
Around the world, there are other buildings which would naturally be of interest to people, especially tourists. They are reminders about past civilizations dating back thousands of years, some as far back as 8th BC, while others are just centuries away from us.
Below are the interesting images.
Culled/ Titilayo Kupoliyi