C.A.R.E. School of Architecture got the privilege to document this building, which entered important pages of History of India.
Gandhiji, during his visit to Madurai stayed in the residence of Sri Ramji Kalyanji, 175-A, West Masi Street, Maduraiwho respectfully invited him to his house, on 21.09.1921.During his stay there, Gandhiji was mentally agitated and worried to think of the various farmers and poor people on his way dressed in scarce cloths that is only a small towel like dhothi around the waist and were shivering with cold, while he was wearing long turbans khurtha and dhoties. So overnight he took a decision that he should be a model to everyone and to dress in a simple manner like the peasants and poor people he witnessed in his journey to Madurai and he carried out this from the very next day itself. On 22-09-1921 (the next day) morning all were shocked to see him in his new pattern of dress and Gandhiji explained them about his decision and he followed this throughout his life.
Ministry of Culture, Government of India decided to document the life places of Gandhiji to make life of Gandhiji an experience for people across the world to learn from. This project is coordinated by Sabarmathi Ashram Preservation & Memorial trust,Ahmedabad.