General Post Office British Era Calcutta, Photo 1930

Old 1930 photo of the GPO or General Post Office of British era Calcutta, now Kolkata. The GPO or General Post Office is housed in this impressive circular domed building. Designed by Walter Granville, in the neo-classical style. Granville was a consultant architect to the Government of India from 1863 to 1868.

The building stands on the previous site of the first English mud fortification named Fort William. The second also called Fort William a solid brick-and-mortar fortification was built a little away from the first. This beautiful GPO faces the reservoir (tank) in Dalhousie Square exuding a quintessentially charming look. The General Post Offices under the three British India Presidencies, the Calcutta GPO was built in 1868. The Madras GPO was built in 1884, and the Bombay GPO in 1913. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- the staircase at the eastern side of the General Post Office displays a brass plate, which marks the eastern end of the old mud Fort William.

From the collection- 11 Picture Postcards On Raja Ravi Varma Oil Paintings., British Era Greeting Card 1920 Madras Central Railway Station., Bombay War Charity WW1 In British India – Old Print 1917., Dehradun Railway Station British India – Old Postcard 1911.

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

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4 x 2 inch

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unknown British