Sketch by Laurie Baker, Coffee House,
This building in Thiruvananthapuram was demolished in the 1990s and a shopping complex was erected in its place. Many students, not only from the University College used to spend a substantial part of their time in this building. Although the coffee house building may not have a great architectural value, this contributed substantially to the character of the city especially the area between Palayam and Secretariat. Sri Laurie Baker made this sketch in 1984-85, during the period I was working with him.