Architecture of Chennai – Ripon Building

The Ripon Building in Chennai is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture (courtesy of the then ruling British), one of the popular architecture types in Chennai (other examples include Victoria Public Hall, Madras High Court etc) and was built in 1913. In the present day it serves as office for the Chennai Corporation.

Indo-Saracenic architecture to put simply, is a fusion of Mughal and Indian styles developed by British architects.

My grandmother used to tell me stories of how she used to work part-time (stylishly known as an internship these days, hehe!) as a stenographer when she was in her early 20s. It is probably one of the more prominent buildings in Chennai, standing tall and proud in its pure white form!

Definitely on my to-do list to visit this building soon, the picture below was taken from a moving car on a rainy Sunday evening – (click on picture to enlarge)

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3 responses to “Architecture of Chennai – Ripon Building

  1. Pingback: Architecture of Chennai – Victoria Public Hall | 576 Megapixels

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