Government House British Era Calcutta, 1890 Photo

Government House British Era Calcutta, 1890 Photo

An old 1890 photo of the Government House during British era Calcutta (Kolkata). A magnificent building that we now know as the Raj Bhavan a typical British legacy. Charles Wyatt, an architect designed the building in Calcutta, now Kolkata. It became the official residence of the Viceroy of British India by 1803. In 1911, King George V announced Delhi as the new capital, work commenced on building the new capital.

By 1931 Delhi was all set and ready to become the official capital. The new capital included the huge Viceroy’s residence now the Rashtrapati Bhavan. By this time the Government House lost its importance, converting it to the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal’s residence. Later renaming it Raj Bhavan after India’s independence in 1947. Today this building is an imposing British-era landmark with huge acres of well-maintained grounds. Click on the photo for better view.

Read more The Raj Bhavan (Government House), Kolkata, India. See post Chinese Winged Cannon Raj Bhavan Kolkata, Photo 1910

 Did you know- among the British India cities of the 19th century Kolkatta was the richest, largest, and most elegant of them all. 

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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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9½x7 inch

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Francis Frith or Samuel Boone