|Peterhoff, Shimla. Wikipedia,|
Its first occupant was James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, who moved into the building in 1863. The building served as the Punjab High Court after India gained freedom in August 1947. A major historical event took place here at Peterhoff and it was the sensational trial of Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi; it took place in 1948-49. Gandhi was shot at and killed on 30 January 1948 5 -17 pm in the compound of the Birla House, Delhi. Godse used Breta M 34 gun.
The Peterhoff was rebuilt using a new design and became a fine hotel in 1991 with as many as 34 suites.