Greenways Road Adyar Madras – Old Postcard 1910

This is an old 1910 photograph postcard of the Greenways Road in Adyar, Madras, now Chennai. See also my post on another famous road of Chennai- Madras Mowbray’s Road – Old Photo 1902. Both roads are from the British era and are beautifully lined with trees. But the Greenways Road does not have as much history as Mowbray’s Road. 

Or I may be wrong although available records on this road are minimal. Greenways was named after a Britisher who owned a large tract of land on this stretch of the road in Adyar. There is a beautiful handwritten message at the back see picture, the writing is in French dated 4 Dec 1912. British Colonialism in India first started in Chennai. After constructing Fort St George in a narrow strip of land at the beach, British colonialism grew from there.

See my post- Antique Photo Madras Fort St George 1872 Very RareRead also about- Madras History

This old 1910 postcard shows a beautiful tree-lined road. On the left side are the paddy fields with a wooded area at a distance. Today more than 100 years later the Adyar cannot be recognized a wee bit because of the vast developments that have taken place.

Did you know- Chennai is also known as the ‘Gateway to South India’.

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Laxmi” Oleograph., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Road Watering 1907.,  Vintage Book 1925 – John L. Stoddard’s Lectures On India.

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