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DGP OFFICE


NAME:DGP OFFICE

LOCATION:

KAMARAJAR ROAD
NEAR LIGHT HOUSE
CHENNAI-600004
TAMILNADU

APPROACH:
KAMARAJAR ROAD

OWNERSHIP:
TN STATE POLICE DEPARTMENT
USAGE
PAST: DGP OFFICE
PRESENT:DGP OFFICE

SIGNIFICANCE:
THIS WAS BUILT BY ONE OF THE OLDEST ENGLISH ORDERS USED AS POLICE HEADQUARTERS SINCE 1865. CONSTRUCTED IN 1839,AT A COST OF Rs25,000.THIS HANDSOME BUILDING REPLETE WITH MASONIC SYMBOLS REMAINED IN THE LODGE OF PERFECT UNANIMITY TILL 1856

MATERIALS

FOUNDATION: BRICKS
WALLS: BRICK & PLASTER
FLOORS:CUDDAPAH STONE
ROOF: MADRAS TERRACE
OPENINGS:RECTANGULAR OPENINGS

DECORATIVE FEATURES:
THE PLASTER WORK BETWEEN WINDOWS SHOW TWIN COLUMNS IN RELIEF.SUNSHADES CONSISTS OF ASBESTOS SHEET DROPPED ON WODDEN MEMBERS.LATER ADDITIONS HAVE CONCRETE SUNSHADES.

STATE OF PRESERVATION: GOOD

DATE:1839

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