Crawford Market Mumbai – Old Photo 1905
This is an old photo of Crawford Market of Bombay, now Mumbai from 1905. The photo also shows a Horse-drawn Tram and people. The famous British photographer Samuel Bourne took this photo. One of Bombay’s iconic landmarks is this prominent Crawford Market.
Also called by its present name, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market. Opened in 1871, it was named after Arthur Crawford, Bombay’s then city commissioner. Designed by William Emerson, the design is characteristic of English country market building. Crawford Market sits majestically in a corner area at Fort.
Today it is one of the city’s leading tourist sites for foreign and local tourists alike. The Market building has a vast area of over 72,000 sq. yards. It was the main market for Bombay till 1966. The other closeby landmarks include- Chatrapathi Shivaji Station or CST, Colaba Causeway, Rajabai Clock tower, Chor Bazaar, Horniman circle, and so on. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know– that Sir Cowasji Jehangir a prominent Bombay Parsi sponsored the construction of the Crawford Market building.