Water House

Reasons why this building is called the Water House

The Water House, Lagos, is a 19th-century Brazilian Bahia-style architectural beauty situated on two streets, Kakawa and Candido Da Rocha, Lagos Island. The residence was owned by Chief Candido Joao Da Rocha. He was a Nigerian businessman, landowner, creditor, and the manager of the now-defunct Bonanza Hotel in Lagos who attended CMS Grammar School alongside Isaac Oluwole and Herbert Macaulay.

Construction of the building is supposed to have started soon after Hijinio Pinto Da Fronsacca was granted a “crown” dwelling in 1864. As a result, the lowest story is thought to be 131 years old, while the upper story is around 73 years.

Chief Candido Joao Da Rocha’s father built the mansion. The residence included a borehole and the first water fountain on Lagos Island, and water was sold to residents at a time, hence the name. from his home. Recently, the Water House was named a National Monument.

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