Crawford Market & Tram Tracks Bombay, 1910 Photo

A 1910 photo of Crawford Market and tram tracks in British-era Bombay (Mumbai). Tram tracks can be seen in the front of the Crawfrod Market building. The construction of the building, was the brainchild of Sir Arthur Crawford, the municipal commissioner at the time. The market benefitted by the permanent covered building instead of the open-air market that it was before.

There were many intricate stone carvings on the building. These were planned by Lockwood Rudyard, father of Rudyard Kipling, the carvings were done by the local skilled artisans. They were given a fairly free hand. The market is today famous for its wholesale bazaar of chiefly food and household goods. Located near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (CST). It is now known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. Click on the photo for better view.

See post Horse-Drawn Tram In Mumbai – Old Photo 1900., and Newly Completed Crawford Market Mumbai- Old Photo 1870.

Did you know- Arthur Crawford planned several other projects. Including a “Crawford Crescent” to be built on the Esplanade, although it never materialized.  

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print.,  Thrissur Pooram Decorated Elephants – Old Postcard 1910., Aerial View of Parliament New Delhi – Old Print 1946.,  Vintage Book – Winter In India 1883

Photo Details

Year -


Photograph Size -

5x7 inch

Photographer -

Not known