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ARMENIAN CHURCH

Armenian Church

It is located in Armenian street at George town

The ownership is with Armenian church trust of Kolkatta

It is still used as a place of worship

The Armenians came to Chennai in the early 17th century. This first temple was constructed in 1772. The Britishers demolished this temple fearing that the Armenians might attack them from this church. Earlier this church was on a burial ground owned by "Agashamir."

The church was built on a large rectangular hall, it is now used for prayers. The Facade is built according to the Portugese pattern. The entrance is flanked by two stroyed rooms. The church also houses a tower for bell.

The foundation of this church is made of brick, wood and lime plaster. The floors are made of stone and cement. The roof structure is made of stone and country tiles. The openings of this church is made of timber.

The decorative features of the church include triangular entablature in the entrance and long arched gallery.

This church dates to 1772


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