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EGMORE RAILWAY STATION


NAME:EGMORE RAILWAY STATION

LOCATION:
GANDHI IRWIN ROAD
EGMORE
CHENNAI-600008
TAMILNADU

APPROACH: GANDHI IRWIN ROAD

OWNERSHIP: GOVT OF INDIA
USAGE
PAST: AS A RAILWAY STATION/MALE ORPHANAGE
PRESENT: AS A RAILWAY STATION

SIGNIFICANCE:
THIS SITE WAS ACQUIRED AT EGMORE(THE THEN VILLAGE)IN 1693. BEFORE 1703 AN INDIAN CHOULTRY ALSO OCCUPIED THIS SITE.FOR SOME TIME IT WAS USED AS A PLACE FOR CONVALESCENCE BY BRITISH SOLDIERS . IN 1752 BRITISH ESTABLISHED A POWER MILL WHICH WAS BLOWN UP BY UNSUCCESSFUL FRENCH SOLDIERS,RETREATING FROM SIEGE OF FORT ST.GEORGE IN 1799,IT WAS HANDED OVER TO MALE ORPHANGE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS.AFTER BEING REBUILT EARLIER.ABOUT 1900,THE ASYLUM SOLD THE PROPERTY TO SOUTHERN RAILWAY.

THIS RAILWAY STATION STANDS ON A OLD SITE. TOO IMPRESSIVE IF RATHER OVERLOADED PORTICOS(ONE FOR Ist CLASS & OTHER FOR IInd CLASS PASSENGERS).LEAD INTO A LONG RECTANGULAR VERANDAH. THIS VERANDAH ENDS ON EITHER SIDE INTO LARGE HALLS,WHERE PASSENGERS ARRIVE OR LEAVE.BEYOND THE BARRIER ARE THE RAILWAY LINES.ON THE Ist FLOOR,AN OPEN VERANDAH RUNS AROUND A NO OF ROOMS AND OFFICES.

MATERIALS

FOUNDATION:STONE, BRICK
WALLS: BRICK
FLOORS: STONE,CEMENT
ROOF: STEEL TRUGS,MADRAS TERRACE
OPENINGS:CAST IRON COLUMNS

DECORATIVE FEATURES: HIGHLY DECORATIVE EAVES & ARTICULATED CAPITALS,CAST IRON GIRDERS,SCULPTURED OPENINGS.


STATE OF PRESERVATION: GOOD

DATE:1910,EXPANDED IN 1930 AND ADDITIONS IN 1980.

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