Market At Cantonment British Era Bangalore, 1914 Postcard

Market At Cantonment British Era Bangalore, 1914 Postcard

A 1914 postcard of the market at cantonment during British era Bangalore (Bengaluru). Russell Market is located in the cantonment area, now called  Shivaji Nagar. Both the market and St Mary’s Basilica are visible on the left and right side of the picture respectively.

Because of the Cantonment Market’s rapid growth. In 1927 T B Russell the then Municipal Commissioner of Bengaluru had initiated the construction of a building with a clock tower.

After its inauguration in 1933, they renamed the new building Russell Market in his honor (he had by then settled in England).  In the late 19th century, before the market came up, it was marshy land a habitation for birds and animals. After the Anglo-Mysore wars, Bangalore was under British control. Cantonments were the creation of the British wherever there was a strong military presence, it was a self-contained city in a city.

Read more about – An Indian-style market built exclusively for British cantonment. See posts Russell Market Bangalore – Old Postcard., and Bangalore Cantonment Area – Old Photo 1880.

Did you know- there is another larger British era market called the K R Market in Bengaluru. 

From the collection- Antique Photo Crawford Market Bombay., 1906 Photo Postcard Raja Ravi Varma Portrait.,  Vintage Print Bombing of Madras By Emden WW1