View Of Bangalore From St Andrew’s Church 1890

This is an old 1890 print with a general view of Bangalore from St Andrew’s Church. The picture is originally hand-colored on one portion. The St Andrews Church was built in 1866 on Cubbon road and was once part of the Church of Scotland. It was set up for the Scottish civil and military officers and their families during the British era under the Madras Presidency.

At one time its belfry was the tallest tower in Bangalore (now Bengaluru) and was also used as an observatory. Occasionally the tower was used as a high viewpoint for photography like this picture.

See post St Andrews Church In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1906

In the background is the view of the Cantonment area inside Bangalore city of 1890. The landscape was somewhat virgin as compared to today. Notice the quaint houses and buildings amongst lush greenery. Also visible albeit very faintly is the St Mary Church on the left top side, the Clock Tower of the Cantonment Market, and the city Mosque. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know- there is an impressive pipe organ that was installed in  the church in 1881, built by Peter Conacher and Co., Huddersfield, England.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s Portrait Photo – Old Postcard 1904., Imperial Service Cavalry Delhi Durbar – Old Photo 1903., Backwater View From Rajendra Maidan Kochi – Old Postcard., British Indian Railway Push Trolley – Old Postcard 1905

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.