There are many old buildings in Nairobi that cannot go unnoticed. They have been there since time in memorial. Let’s take a look at 30 of the most beautiful old pictures of Nairobi City.
1.The Prince of Wales School Nairobi
This is an aerial view of the school in its early days before the area around was developed and the name changed to Nairobi School.
2.Indian High School
The school now known as Jamhuri High School was a scene to behold back when its student population was mostly Asian.
3. Valley Road in the 60s
Valley Road today is a distant shadow of how beautiful and scenic it was as one descended into the city.
4. Government House – State House
Images of old Nairobi would not be complete without the Kenyan seat of power being part of the beautiful Nairobi old town. This government house is now the state house where the president of Kenya resides.
5. Norfolk Hotel
The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel is an iconic hotel in Nairobi and is one of the few Old Nairobi hotels that are still operational today.
6.The Stanley Hotel
Old Nairobi pics like this were popular on postcards. Its amazing how The Stanley hotel still looks outstanding
7. Government road
Now the road is know as Moi avenue. Its one of the busiest roads in Nairobi central business district.
8. Odeon Cinema
Odeon before the jam and congestion and of both matatus and people. It has now become a popular matatu terminus
9. Kimathi Street
Kimathi Street back in the day. Now it has become so populated.
10. KICC from Uhuru Park
Iconic view of the Nairobi Old Town skyline. KICC is among the tallest buildings in Nairobi.
11. Mama Ngina Street
12. City market
City Market is 87 years old this year making it one of the oldest structures in the Old Nairobi map. Today its one of the biggest market where you can get all types of meat at an affordable price.
13.The Nairobi National Park entrance
The park was sprawling endlessly without the city in the background. Right now its one of the best place to visit with your family as you get to see different animals.
14. General Post Office
The General Post Office Building back in the day. Its still looks outstanding today.
15. Kenya Cinema
The view of Moi Avenue outside of Kenya Cinema. Today Kenya cinema has become so popular that many people has made the place a meeting point.
16. Parliament Building
The National Assembly is still a beauty to behold now but that has nothing on how good it looked standing alone surrounded by old Nairobi road and no buildings around.
17. StanChart Bank on Kenyatta Avenue
The Stanchart Bank in the old Kenyatta Avenue, known as Government road. Kenyatta Avenue is one of many old Nairobi road to be renamed after a national hero.
18.The Nairobi Dam
19. Khoja Mosque on Moi Avenue
Unknown to many some of these buildings were present long before Kenya’s independence and continue to be part of Nairobi now.
20. Tom Mboya Street
Tom Mboya Street with a view of the Ambassador Hotel in the end as it curves. A lot has changed along the street at the present.
21. The National Archives
The iconic landmark is still standing among the modern architecture erect around it.
22.The KENCOM bus stop
This is before the KENCOM building was put up. The intersection looked way more organized back then. Today its too crowded as it has become a big bus terminous
23. Town Hall
A post-colonial view of Town Hall and Mitchell Cotts House. Not much has changed in the design and look of the building today.
24. Ambassadeur Hotel
Another one of the Old Nairobi hotels that’s still standing from way back in the 60’s.
25. Kenyatta Avenue
Kenyatta Avenue is still one of the most beautiful streets in Nairobi old photographs and today.
26. Jamia Mosque
Very similar to how it loos now, the breathtaking architecture continues to stand the test of time in Nairobi.
27. The McMillan library
The library is now surrounded by modern infrastructure on all sides but still with a view of Jamia Mosque in the background.
28. Kamukunji market
The streets in old Nairobi pics look as though they were scenes from an old American movie.
29. The Hilton hotel
The Nairobi skyline now is not complete without the Hilton but there was a time when it was not there at all. This photo shows when the hotel was under construction. That must be along time
30. Old Nairobi aerial view
The intricate decoration on the streets has long disappeared from the streets of Nairobi today but no one would mind having the Nairobi Old Town back.