The Beautiful Marina & Senate House Madras, 1894 Photo

The Beautiful Marina & Senate House Madras, 1894 Photo

An 1894 photo of the beautiful Marina and Senate House in Madras (Chennai). This spectacular view shows the Madras Senate House on the left, the Marina Promenade, and the beach on the right. Further down, the white Marine Villa and the silhouette of Fort St George are faintly visible. The mouth of the River Cooum is seen between the Marine Villa and Fort St George.

Slightly towards the north of Fort St George is the Madras Harbour. The Chepauk Palace lies behind the Marine Villa with its vast semi-forested estate (at that time). The broad paved road leads from Adyar and San Thome. The Madras University Senate House, as it was called, was designed by Robert Chisholm, in the Indo-Saracenic style. The Marina Promenade and beach stretches 13 km. Connecting Fort St George in the north and San Thome in the south. This charming promenade was built on the orders of Governor Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff in 1886.

Did you know – going to the top of the Madras Lighthouse that is close by, one gets a stunning view of the Marina beach.

Past posts – Rural Life In India Watercolour Painting By N. Mukherjee., Strand Road Kolkata With Horse-Drawn Tram, 1895 Postcard., Street Scene In Bombay – Old Print 1873., Old And New Bombay, 1911 British Era Book.



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10½ x 8½ inch

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Wiele & Klein