Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sheth G.M Jain Hostel, Mumbai

Sheth G.M Jain Hostel near Elphinstone Road Railway Station in in Mumbai now a century old and this is a gift of Late Shri Gokulbhai Mulchand Parekh to the nation who was for spreading education in the society.



The foundation for this was laid in 1909 and sadly before his vision become a reality he passed away. But his son Late Shri Manibhai Parekh provided shape to his fathers vision. It is a beautiful stony structure was constructed by Western & Central Railway in Mumbai. 



Finally the magnificent structure was inaugurated in the year 1910 by Sir John Sydenham, anoted educationalist and then Governor of Mumbai.



The hostel was visited by our Father of Nation Shri Mahatma Gandhi during the quit India movement. Today, this is beautiful structure surrounded by modern buildings.

29 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Old and beautiful building...

thanks

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful Pictures

rupam sarma said...

Awesome captured

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Exquisitely beautiful monument!

Mama Zen said...

How gorgeous!

ladyfi said...

That's a lovely building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

An impressive structure indeed and even more an impressive story.

George said...

What a grand old structure. It's beautiful.

Lowell said...

I thought, at first, that it was a church. Gorgeous structure. Glad that it's been so well preserved.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful buildings against those blue, blue skies!! Great captures for the day as always, Rajesh!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Arija said...

Always a bit sad to see modern structures overshadowing these lovely old buildings. Really nice shots.

Christian Weiß said...

Interesting place.

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful pictures.

Jim said...

This is magnificent

Leovi said...

Yes, really excellent photos, wonderful facade! Greetings!

Carver said...

Great looking building. Interesting post.

Regina said...

Great captures!

Happy weekend.

Jeevan said...

Interesting story on its built! Hope the modern construction around the hostel doesn’t affect the strength of the building. Great photos

Birgitta said...

Beautiful, special building. Good photos!

Al said...

A beautiful building, and he sounds like a great man. I believe that education is the key to our future.

Magia da Inês said...

°♪♬♫º°
Passei para uma visita.
Belo edifício, arquitetura magnífica.

°º✿♫ Bom fim de semana!
°º✿ Beijinhos.
º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

Pallavi said...

Such a regal building . Loved the architecture . Thanks for sharing Rajesh :)

thomas said...

A real majestic hostel.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

very majestic for a hostel... looks more like a church in first look

Yogi Saraswat said...

what a beautiful Building . looking like a Temple of South Indian style

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Gorgeous!

My Unfinished Life said...

Quite interesting architecture!!!

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Beautiful shots...

Himanshu Jain said...

Staying here for the fourth time. :)

Vision of a great person, now this building produces more than 20 chartered accountants every year..


Rightly said "Yaha Jindagi Savarti hi "