• Throwback Thursday: Check out the vintage photo of GPO Mumbai

    mid-day online correspondentMumbaiApr 20, 2017, 17:35 IST

    Throwback Thursday: Vintage picture of GPO MumbaiGeneral Post Office, Mumbai. Pic/Mumbai Heritage

    The General Post Office, Mumbai was designed by British architect John Begg, a consultant architect to the British government. Begg designed the structure in 1902, and construction began on 1 September 1904.

    It was completed on March 13, 1913 at a cost of Rs 1,809,000.

    The predominant materials used to construct were black basalt, with a dressing of yellow Kurla stone and white stones from Dhrangdra.

    Situated in the vicinity of Victoria Terminus, this outstanding structure is a paradigm of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

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