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Government House, Guindy, Madras.

Government House, Guindy, Madras.

Photographer: Nicholas and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 15/4(44)

Item number: 44

Length: 19.6

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the Government House at Guindy on the outskirts of Madras in Tamil Nadu from the Elgin Collection: 'Autumn Tour 1895. Vol II' taken by Nicholas & Co. in the 1890s. The building was built as a weekend retreat for the Governor of Madras and was first inhabited by Sir Thomas Munro. It was later renovated and expanded in the mid-1800s. A British colonial bungalow in bright white chunam, today it is the Raj Bhawan, the residence of the governor of Tamil Nadu.

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