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by Mustafa Al-Bader

KUWAIT, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- Al-Bader House or Bait Al-Bader locally, is one of the surviving pre-oil houses in Kuwait. It was built between 1837-1847 and belonged to the heirs of businessmen Abdulaziz and Abdolmohsen Yousef Al-Bader. The house is spacious and showcases the Kuwaiti architectural edifice. It was used as the second building to house the Kuwait National Museum in the late 1970s. It is located next to Sadu House in Qibla. The house, built from mud and stony rocks and decorated with a raised ceiling of wooden baluster, thin rails and palm leaves, has many rooms and big private courtyards.(end).