by Nawab Roshanuddaula the chief minister of
as his personal residence, Kothi Roshanuddaula is one of the classic
examples of Indo-French architecture.
During the time of Wajid Ali Shah, it was renamed 'Kaiser-Pasand' and made the residence of his favourite queen, Mashooq Mahal.
It was converted into the court office during the British period.
The famous trial of Chhappan Chhuri, a well-known tawaif or courtesan of the period, was held here. Today, the Uttar Pradesh State Department of Archaeology functions from here.