Rashtrapati Bhavan Arising In Lutyens Delhi, 1919 Print

A rare 1919 print shows impressions of the Rashtrapati Bhavan arising in Lutyens Delhi.  This page is from the London based newspaper The Sphere, dated June 28, 1919. It displays sketches of the Government House, now the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which is arising in Lutyens Delhi. The first picture is that of the vestibule or the upper loggia.

The second shows steps presumably of the Secretariat Building which lies in front. The third is the Grand Durbar Hall. The massive scale of creating the new capital. Was entrusted to architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Herbert Baker designed the elegant twin Secretariat Buildings that lie in front of the Government House.

Edwin Lutyens was responsible for the design of the Government House or Rashtrapati Bhavan. His other works included the Parliament House, India Gate, and so on. King George V announced the shifting of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911. It was announced in the Delhi Durbar. The work began competently on the new capital, Delhi, in 1912. The colossal project was completed 17 years later, in 1929. The new capital was inaugurated in the same year. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – the Durbar Hall was the historic site for the transfer of power to India, headed by Pandit Nehru, on 15 August 1947. 

From the collection – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#7)., Elephanta Caves Mumbai British Era, Old Photo 1880., First Line Beach Area From The Pier Madras, 2 PCs ., The British Empire From Photographs India Book.

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