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COSMOPOLITAN CLUB


NAME:COSMOPOLITAN CLUB

LOCATION:
ANNA SALAI CHENNAI-600002
TAMILNADU

APPROACH:ANNA SALAI

OWNERSHIP: COSMOPOLITAN CLUB TRUST
ANNA SALAI,CHENNAI

USAGE
PAST: AS A CLUB HOUSE
PRESENT: CLUB HOUSE

SIGNIFICANCE(NARATIVE):THE PREMIER INDIAN CLUB IN BRITISH TIMES WHEN IT WAS CONSIDERED THE BEST INDIAN ASSOCIATION. THE COSMOPOLITAN CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 1873,TO INTRODUCE EUROPEANS TO THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENTS AND THERE BY AFFORD. THEM SOME INSIGHT INTO INDIAN SOCIETY.ORIGINALLY LOCATED IN NUGAMBAKKAM THE CLUB MOVED INTO ITS PRESENT PREMISIS IN 1802.

SET BACK FROM ONE OF ITS BUSIEST LOCATIONS, THE BUILDING IS A MASSIVE 2 STOREYED STRUCTURE.BY PLAN, IT IS BASICALLY RECTANGULAR WITH VERANDAHS AROUND. THE ENTRANCE PORTICO IS IMPRESSIVE AND LEADS TO A NUMBER OF HALLS.THE CENTRAL HALL IS EXTENSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE.A NUMBER OF CHANGES AND ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE OVER THE YEARS FOR THE PURPOSES OF A SOCIAL CLUB,WHICH WAS DURING BRITISH DAYS,THE PRINCIPLA ONE.

MATERIALS

FOUNDATION: STONE
WALLS: BRICK & PLASTER
FLOORS: MARBLE TILES
ROOF: MADRAS TERRACE
OPENINGS:TEAK WOOD FRAME WITH GLASS ARCH

DECORATIVE FEATURES: COLUMNS IN(HYPOSTYLE)HALL IN FRONT PORTICO

STATE OF PRESERVATION: GOOD CONDITION

DATE:1882

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