Madras High Court – Old Postcard 1900
This is an old 1900 postcard of the Madras High Court. The Madras High Court (now Chennai) is an imposing Indo-Saracenic style building with a number of domes on the roof. The central dome is the biggest out of them all. A glass-framed circular box with a light-beaming unit was installed on top of this central dome.
Which acted as a lighthouse from 1894 to 1977. During the bombardment of Chennai by the German cruiser SMS Emden, on the night of 22 September 1914, a shell struck and damaged a portion of the compound wall of this High Court. A plaque reminding the exact spot of the damage is displayed on the High Court premises.
Did you know- The Madras High Court building is possibly the second largest court structure in the world.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Bombay or Mumbai – Old Print., Nazi Germany’s Map of Bombay With Eagle & Swastika 1940s., Life of British India Army Officer – Old Photo 1890
The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.