Victoria Tower Jacobabad - A Visual Treat By: Date:
Jacobabad, the town was founded on the site of the village of Khangarh in 1847 by General John Jacob, for many years commandant of the Sind Horse, who died here in 1858. A memorial exists at the Victoria Tower in the heart of the city. Victoria Tower was erected by the subscriptions of the Zemindars and other inhabitants of the frontier district, the hindu panchayat and municipality of Jacobabad and the district local funi board in commemoration of the jubilee of then Queen-Empress.WH.CH was celebrated at Jacobabad on the 16th of February 1887.
The design was made and stone work executed under the superintendence of Colonel S.S.Jacob, Executive engineer of the Jeypore State and cousin of the late General John Jacob,C.B.
The work was supervised by Rao Bahaudur G.R. Tilaka .L.C.E .Executive Engineer, and D.Herbert , ESO assistant engineer ,P.W.D.
The building was opened on the 21st November 1888, by Miss Pritchard, daughter of C.B. Pritchard ,Esq, C.S. C.S.I commissioner of Sind, who presided on the occasion.
Currently Victoria Tower is in poor condition considering lack of maintenance and intense wear and tear.
Tower Road, Jacobabad