Crawford Market Mumbai Interior View – Old Photo 1944

This is an old 1944 photo showing the interior view of the Crawford Market in Bombay (Mumbai). Situated slightly north of Victoria Terminus station in South Mumbai is the famous Crawford Market. This magnificent Victorian-era market building is one of the best-known landmarks of Mumbai. Designed by a young British architect William Emerson, the construction was completed in 1869.

The most attractive section of the building is undoubtedly its 128-foot clock tower. J. L. Kipling father of the famous Rudyard Kipling played a part in the construction of the building. William Emerson had also designed the remarkable ornamental fountain in the outdoor courtyard. Kipling senior sculpted its beautiful intricate panels.

Which consists of guardian animals and Indian river goddesses. Above three of the arched openings have sculptural relief also designed by J L Kipling. Inside the main market of this Crawford Market building are two wings. With uniformly arranged stalls selling a variety of fruits, vegetables, and spices. Possibly as seen in this small 1944 interior view photo of Crawford Market.  Click on the photo for better view.

See my post Newly Completed Crawford Market Mumbai- Old Photo 1870.

Did you know- in 1882, the building was the first in India to be lit by electricity.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s Balamani – Old Postcard 1902., Military Band British Era – Old Postcard 1900., Bandra Near Bombay – Old Print 1882., Vintage Map Phases of Fort St George Chennai

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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