Chepauk Palace In Madras – Old Photo 1880

This photo is of the Chepauk Palace, in Madras, dating to 1880. The Nawab of Arcot built the palace in 1768, designed in the Indo-Saracenic style, and is located in the heart of Madras, now Chennai. This was the first building in the Indo-Saracenic style construction in the whole of India or the world at the time.

This 1880 photo of the Chepauk Palace In Madras shows its once beautiful self.  A majestic building with sprawling acres of ground. After the British takeover, it was leased to their various government departments. This continues even today, although the building needs much repair and restoration. See enlarged views of the workers maintaining the ground in the earlier days.

Read more-  The majesty of Chepauk. See post- Fort St George – Old Photo 1890.

Did you know- The total area of this historic place is 117 acres. 

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The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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Daniel Boorne