Thursday, June 5, 2014

Elphinstone College Building, Mumbai

The Elphinstone College building on MG Road in Fort area of Mumbai is one of the oldest structures in the city.  



It was designed by Trubshaw and Khan Bahadur Muncherjee Murzban in the 1880s. The imposing building is built in Gothic architecture. 


It has majestic stone balconies, brackets and balustrades. The facade has intricately designed surface motifs apart from other decorative features. 



It was originally meant to house the Government Central Press. But from 1888, it has been used for academic activities.


The College has produced several luminaries like Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Pherozshah Mehta, and Jamshedji Tata.

27 comments:

krishna said...

beautiful click... reminds me my bombay days.. feeling nostalgic...

Siddhartha Joshi said...

It is majestic!

Jeevan said...

Wonderful heritage building! Impressive facade with portrait

Lowell said...

It is huge, imposing, and impressive. Looks like a good place to get a firm educational foundation for life!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Impressive buildings under those grey skies!

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eileeninmd said...

It is a majestic building, great shots.

Photo Cache said...

very impressive facade. i really like it.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of the old buildings, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!!

D. Prabhu said...

Loved all photos. Nice captures :) I always like to visit Fort area. :)

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous building!

Kokila Gupta said...

Its the first time I have seen this building...its magnificent ! And too see in real must be amazing.. Thanks for sharing :)

Leovi said...

Nice building, I like! Great photos!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos of India for SWF,Rajesh!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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Carver said...

Wonderful architecture.

Kelly said...

I find it to be quite a magnificent building!

Jim said...

Amazing

robin. said...

beautiful details in the building.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I can tell from your photos that you are very much in love with the architecture of India.

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Jane said...

Beautiful building, thanks for sharing :)

Lina Gustina said...

Artistic building.
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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

used for Academic buildings, good feeling.

Abhijit Ray said...

nice heritage structure. witness to so much history.

D.Nambiar said...

That's such an impressive structure.

Ananya Tales said...

Wonderful clicks :)
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prashant said...

the name engraved on building is "Sir cowasjee Nowrojee building for elphinstone college" . Its my alma mater

prashant said...

Its full name "Sir Cowasjee Nawrojee Building For Elphinstone college