In the memory of the architect of modern Mumbai, Sir Bartle Frere, a fountain was erected in 1869. It was built by the architect Richard Norman Shaw. It was called as Frere Fountain. But the fountain was surrounded by palm trees and greenary. Later it came to be known as Floral Fountain.
The architectural style adopted was ‘Gothic Reviva’. It depicts the Roman goddess Flora and was built at a total cost of Rs. 67,000.