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Notes on the Geography of Nigeria: Ibadan: Photo 7

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The building, originally unpainted, is supposedly modelled on St George's Hall, Liverpool. Certainly the resemblance is strong, and "Taffy" Jones, the English engineer who designed the building, had probably passed through Liverpool on his way to Nigeria. Jones--formally Robert A. Jones, 1882-1949--was a Yoruba-speaking Welshman employed by the Ibadan Native Authority as their road engineer. He was in Ibadan 34 years. Versatile guy.

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