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Scotch Church, Court-House, and entrance to the Dock-Yard [Bombay].

Scotch Church, Court-House, and entrance to the Dock-Yard [Bombay].

Photographer: Scott, Charles

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: Photo 960/1(2)

Item number: 96012

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from 'Views in the island of Bombay' by Charles Scott,1850s. This is a view looking north along Apollo Street from the Apollo Gate towards the dockyards entrance on the right. The Scotch Church stands in the left foreground, with Hornby House beyond. The classic Georgian style Saint Andrew's or Scotch Kirk was completed in 1819. Hornby House, which initially began as a residence to the Governor Hornby, served as the Law Court until the late 1870s when it became the Great Western Hotel. Between this building and the church, stands the domed Ice-House, erected by subscription in 1843 for the consignments of ice which were imported regularly and sold to the public. When ice began to be manufactured in Bombay the Ice-House lost its purpose and was used as a godown until it was demolished years later.

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