Hotel D’angelis View of Restaurant From Balcony In Madras, 1912

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An old 1912 postcard of Hotel D’Angelis view of the restaurant from the balcony in Madras. The view down is that of the Parisian Garden Restaurant. A faint outline of a seated European lady is seen at the far end of the balcony. With several servants in attendance. Giacomo D’Angelis, an Italian started the restaurant in the European quarter of Mount Road in Madras (now Chennai).

It was opened in 1908, and by 1919 the hotel was well known to the Europeans. It boasted in an advertisement: clean commodious rooms with European bathrooms attached; a European chef; Electrical conveniences; a beautiful Parisian Garden within the restaurant…etc. They had even opened a branch in Ootacamund or Ooty, under the name “Sylk’s Hotel”.

Read more A pioneer in hoteliering in Madras – D’Angelis.

Did you know – Giacomo D’Angelis was an entrepreneur as well as an adventurer, he not only built the first biplane in India in 1910 but actually flew it near Fort St George. 

Past posts – Oil Painting of Bunch of Roses British India, 1940., King Edward VII’s Coronation Prayers At Simla, 1902., Srirangam Temple – Old Print 1872., Boat Mail Train Over New Pamban Bridge, 1914 Photo.

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