Writer’s Building Calcutta – Old Postcard 1900
This is an old 1900 postcard of the Writer’s Building in Calcutta, now Kolkata. Built in 1780 this iconic building had a bit unusual name. The East India Company’s clerks and junior staff were then called as writers. In the early years, the building housed these writers hence the name which stuck to this day.
After Madras, now Chennai was established by the British on the east coast, they set sail to explore the northern side. Reaching a small village near the banks of the river Hooghly they established a settlement. Over the years, this village along with two other nearby villages would merge to form Calcutta.
Did you know- the Writer’s building is the first colonial three-storied building of Kolkatta. Many more magnificent structures would follow later.
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