Bowring Institute Club In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1900
This is a series of three postcards I acquired of the Bowring Institute club in Bangalore or Bengaluru.
See my earlier post- Bowring Institute Club In Bengaluru – Old Postcard 1907.
The title should have read Bowring Institute and not Boarding Institution as seen on the postcard. Unless the club was converted into a temporary wartime boarding institution. As they sometimes did because of a shortage of barrack or lodging space in the British Raj era.
The military cantonment area, now Shivaji Nagar was located nearby where the British military and civilian workforce were based. It is a private members-only club that resides in the heart of the city on a 12-acre plot of land. The main building completed in 1888. A Britisher B. L. Rice was the founder of the club solely for the purpose of camaraderie and recreation.
Read more about the club- Grand Old Lady of the letters.
Banglore became an important base for the British after the Anglo-Mysore wars defeating Tipu Sultan in 1799. The British went on to seize the summer palace of Tipu Sultan in Bangalore after a bloody battle.
Did you know- constructed in 1888 based Victorian architecture blended with tones of Indo-Saracenic style.
From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph of c1894., Rare Advertisement Taj Palace Hotel Bombay 1907., Bombay Fort And Harbour – Old Map/Plan 1754., Antique Photo Bombay Colaba Coast 1890.