The Nusserwanjee Building is a historic landmark located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Built in 1903, it housed the offices of philanthropist and first mayor, Jamshed Nusserwanjee. The building represents historical downtown Karachi and its pluralistic religious and cultural roots.
In 1991, the building was saved from demolition and relocated, stone by stone, from Kharadar to the Indus Valley School (IVS) campus. This monumental undertaking involved transporting all 25,000 sq. ft. of the building to a beautiful new site by the sea.
In February 2020, the US Consulate in partnership with Sindh Exploration and Adventure Society (SEAS) Pakistan granted IVS $140,000 to restore the historic Nusserwanji Building. The restoration project was completed successfully and the building now serves as a stylish and elegant reminder of Karachi’s history.
The Nusserwanji Building is a unique example of architectural history in the subcontinent and is a source of pride for IVS as well as for the City of Karachi. It is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of Karachi.