Four Views of Cuffe Parade Bombay – 4 Old Postcards 1910
Four old 1910 photo postcards giving four different views of Cuffe Parade in Bombay, now Mumbai. The Cuffe Parade area is located on the western fringe of Colaba. Colaba was once one of the seven islands of Bombay. It was reclaimed to unify into a single landmass called Bombay.
The Bombay Improvement Trust was formed to improve the sanitation and living conditions of the city. Bombay faced an epidemic of the dreaded bubonic plague in the late 19th century. The Bombay Improvement Trust was entrusted with the task of sanitizing the city. And to spread out the living conditions of the heavily congested living areas in the city.
This led to the development of the suburbs for residential purposes as the city area was getting too crowded. The Trust reclaimed a vast area on the western fringe of Colaba. In 1905, a sea-facing road with a promenade was completed and named ‘Cuffe Parade’ after one Mr T W Cuffe of the Trust.
Did you know – it is located in the southernmost region of the city just north of Navy Nagar, Cuffe Parade is today an upmarket neighbourhood.
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