Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was constructed in memory of Sir Arthur Cotton. Sir Arthur Cotton was a British engineer who constructed many of the earliest waterworks across the river Godavari. Sir Arthur Cotton is credited with the building of the Dowleswaram Barrage. He has pioneered several architectural practises in India, especially the use of the anicut system in irrigation engineering. He is known as the “Delta Architect” who tamed the feared entity that the river Godavari was turning it into a calm water resource. He is the reason why many places in Andhra Pradesh continue to be well irrigated today. Sir Arthur Cotton Museum is the only museum for Civil engineering in the state. The Museum houses several rare photographs of Sir Arthur Cotton and of the construction of the dam. The tools used to construct the dam are still preserved here.
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