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MADRAS-I-AZAM


NAME
MADRAS - I - AZAM

LOCATION

ANNA SALAI
CHENNAI-600002
TAMILNADU

APPROACH ANNA SALAI

OWNERSHIP
ALL INDIA MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

USAGE
PAST: PROBABLY USED AS A RESIDENCE OF THE CHIEF WIFE OF NAWAB OF KARNATAKA
PRESENT: A MUSLIM SCHOOL

SIGNIFICANCE(NARRATIVE) :

ORGINALLY ERECTED AS GARDEN HOUSE HAS A CUPOLA FOR MAIN FEATURE HENCE CALLED MOUBRAYS CUPOLA. IT WAS BUILT BY GEORGE MOUBRAY WHO WAS THE FIRST ACCOUNTS GENERAL OF MADRAS . THE GRANT IS DATED IN 1790.LATER IT BECAME THE PROPERTY OF JOHN DE MONTE THEN ADYAR CLUB CONE OF TWO CLUBS THAT WERE EUROPEAN AND NOW IS THE CLUB HOUSE OF MADRAS CLUB WITH WHICH ADYAR CLUB WAS AMALGAMATED. THE ROAD LEADING FROM NEAR THIS BUILDING TO ROYAPETTAH POLICE STATION USED TO BE CALLED MOUBRAYS ROAD. IT IS NOW T.T.KRISHNAMACHARI ROAD

THE ORIGINAL BUILDING CONSISTED OF THE CUPOLA. THE BILLIARDS ROOM, THE READING ROOM , THE WOMEN`S REST ROOM. THE VERANDAH HAS BEEN EXTENDED. THE BALL ROOM & RIVER ROOM ARE LATER ADDITIONS . AN ENTRANCE PORTICO WITH A FLIGHT OF STEPS LEADS TO A VESTIBULE AND THREE ROOMS. THE OCTOGONAL ROOM TO THE CUPOLA FROM WHICH A BROAD PANORAMA OF THE RIVER AND THE CITY CAN BE TAKEN.

MATERIALS

FOUNDATION: BRICK
WALLS: BRICK & PLASTER
FLOORS: CEMENT
ROOF: MADRAS TERRACE
OPENINGS: TRABEATED WOOD LINTELS

DECORATIVE FEATURES:

TWIN COLUMNS
OCTOGONAL DOME
TERRACOTA RAILINGS & BALUSTERS
PILLARED VERANDAH

STATE OF PRESERVATION: GOOD

DATE: MODIFIED IN 1831

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