Mayo Hall Bangalore, Old 1903 Postcard

This is an old 1911 postcard of the Municipal Office & Magistrate Court or Mayo Hall in Bangalore (now Bengaluru). The building referred to in this postcard’s copy of an oil painting is apparently the Mayo Hall in Bangalore. Located at MG Road with an all-around scenic view of Parade Ground and Ulsoor Lake on one side, and the Race Course and Brigade Grounds on the other.

It houses the municipal office and civil courts even today. The accompanying text states that- “Bangalore is the capital of the native state of Mysore and the largest British Cantonment in South India. Since 1881 when Mysore was restored to an upright and well-educated Rajah, it has been a model state. As excellent a specimen of administrative efficiency as India can show.”

The Rajah referred to is actually Wodeyar the Maharaja of Mysore. Whose throne was dislodged by Haider Ali, who then controlled Mysore (Mysuru). His son Tipu Sultan later took over control of the Kingdom until his death in the Anglo-Mysore War in 1799. The Wodeyar dynasty was restored by the British after the Anglo-Mysore War. Click on the photo for better view.

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Did you know- the Mayo Hall was built in tribute to Lord Mayo the Viceroy of British India from 1869 till he was assassinated in Port Blair in 1872.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#12)., Grand Procession Delhi Durbar 1903 – Old Photo., Floating Dock British Era Bombay – Old Print 1872., WWII Map of American & British Troop Location 1946.

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