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BHARAT INSURANCE BUILDING


NAME:BHARAT INSURANCE BUILDING

LOCATION:
MOUNT ROAD
OPP TO POOMPUHAR CHENNAI-600002
TAMILNADU

APPROACH:MOUNT ROAD

OWNERSHIP: LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA
USAGE
PAST: AS OFFICE OF LIC
PRESENT: A NUMBER OF SHOPS
A DENTIST
GOVT SAVINGS OFFICE

SIGNIFICANCE(NARATIVE):IT HAS BEEN CALLED AS ONE OF THE FIRST ATTEMPTS AS A HIGH RISE STRUCTURE IN THE CITY. BUILT AS W.E.SMITH`S KARDLY BUILDING,IT STILL IS SURELY ONE OF THE LANDMARKS ON MOUNT ROAD. ITS THROUGH MANNERIST & UNIQUE FORM ARE SURELY IS BIG PLUSES.

ITS ONE OF THE MANY INDO-SARACENIC BUILDING IN THE CITY.A 3 STOREYED STRUCTURE WHICH HAS ITS MAIN ENTRANCE BEING USED AS A SIDE ENTRANCE BY THE BANK.

MATERIALS

FOUNDATION: STONE
WALLS: STONE & BRICK
FLOORS: STONE
ROOF: TILES,MADRAS TERRACE
OPENINGS:BRICK ARCHES

DECORATIVE FEATURES: ONE SECTION IS A GOVT OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR WAS EXQUISITE STAINED GLASS AND PAINTED PANELS ON THE CEILING.

STATE OF PRESERVATION: DANGER OF DISAPPEARENCE

DATE: 1897

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