Lord Mayo, the then fourth Viceroy of India, was assassinated while on an official visit to the Andaman Islands in 1872. Naturally, his assassination had a profound effect all over the country. This led to the construction of multiple memorial institutions, Mayo hall being one of them. Complete with key stoned arches, impeccably executed consoles and intricate cornices, the building is a true beauty. Recently, an island fountain park was built in front of the building to add to the aesthetic appeal of the monument. The development of this historical place in Bangalore was undertaken by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), a couple of departments of which the hall now houses.