The Market At Cantonment Bangalore, Old PC 1905

An old 1905 photo postcard of the Market at the cantonment in Bangalore, now Bengaluru. This is an early rare photo of The Market or Russell Market in Bangalore’s Cantonment area. At that time it was an open-air marketplace, and the building did not come up until 1933. T B Russell the British Municipal Commissioner in 1927 took up the initiative and the drive to construct a building.

The building was completed in 1933 and named Russell Market in honor of Russell, who by then was in England after retirement. Because it was based in the Bangalore Cantonment area it catered to the officers and subordinates in the military and civil services. They stayed with their families for extended periods of time the market was a boon for their grocery and vegetable needs. Pictured in the bottom right corner are some European ladies out shopping in this famous market. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- the building was designed by WH Murphy, executive engineer, of the Cantonment Municipal Council. Murphy Town was named after him.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative Stamp Folder., Delhi Durbar Kingsway Railway Station – Old Photo 1911.

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