Making of Flora Fountain and Old Photos

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.

Flora Fountain in 1870 with telegraph office in background.

Flora Fountain in 1870 with telegraph office in background.

Flora Fountain in 1875 with Telegraph office in background.

Flora Fountain in 1875 with Telegraph office in background.

Flora Fountain with Tram 1880s

Flora Fountain with Tram 1880s

Flora Fountain 1900

Flora Fountain 1900

Flora Fountain in 1910

Flora Fountain in 1910

Flora Fountain 1952

Flora Fountain 1952

 

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