Don’t know much about history

8 July, 2014
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Don’t know much about history

Signage: Admiralty House (1764)

Apollo Street, Fort (presently Great Western Building, Bombay Samachar Marg).

This building holds the distinction of being put to the most high-profile uses in Bombay. It has variously served as the admiralty house, the governor’s residence and the recorder’s courthouse.

In 1883, Jewanjee & Company opened The Great Western Hotel on the premises. The Hotel was furnished and fitted to ensure ‘the greatest comfort to Residents and Visitors’. Not only did every bedroom have an attached bathroom with a constant supply of water, the setup had the approval of the best scientific authorities.

Jewanjee & Company did know a lot about technology.

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  1. Aadil Desai

    The porch of the building was broken down to make way for the road to be broadened. And the rooms were divided into smaller sections and even two floors in the space of one to get more people to stay in the same space.

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