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The Architecture of Houses in Deputy no Khancho, Old Surat

The image gallery depicts architectural details of houses in the area known as Deputy no Khancho, meaning 'the locality of Deputies', referring to the erstwhile officials who resided there. The houses in this street represent a traditional house form, typically found in the towns of southern Gujarat, with regional influences on the stylization and individual details, ranging from Zoroastrian to Baroque to Gothic elements. The array of architectural styles is indicative of the varied cultural influences of its denizens over the years.