Category Archives: Facades

Façade: St. Thomas’ Cathedral

8 April, 2013
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St. Thomas’ Cathedral (1718)

St. Thomas’ Cathedral (1718)
Church Gate Street, Fort (presently Veer Nariman Road)

St. Thomas’ Cathedral, initially called Bombay Church, was located at the heart of the Fort, the walled settlement within which the city’s early inhabitants lived. Church Gate, one of the three gates of the Fort, was named after this church, consecrated into a cathedral in 1837.

The Fort walls were demolished in 1864.

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Façade: The Red Building

19 March, 2013
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The Red Building

The Red Building
Parsi Bazaar Street, Elphinstone Circle, Fort, (presently S. A. Brelvi Marg, Horniman Circle)

The Red Building houses the offices of The Bombay Samachar (1822), Asia’s oldest newspaper. Formerly the premises were also used by the Bombay Chronicle (1913-1949); after whose editors, Benjamin Guy Horniman and Syed Abdullah Brelvi, the Circle and Street, have been renamed.

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