Linked below are some articles I have written on forgotten/lost/surviving landmarks of Madras/Chennai. More will be added over time.

From Kotwal Chavadi to Koyambedu

The VI or VII statues of King George V

When Madras first made glass

Where Nawabi families once lived

Wellington, the theatre off Mount Road

Fraser’s Bridge Road – lost bridge, forgettable Governor

Migrant Labour Depots at Royapuram

Janrawar Street, the first settlement of weavers

When Arcot aristocrats lived in George Town

The Gaiety Theatre

When Madras clothed the Indian army

Wood Wharves and Bankshalls

A Lost Legend in Leather 

The House of Musical Wealth

The Summer Music Season

When Bus Stops were named after Musicians

The College on College Road

The Hyde Park of Madras 

The 99 houses of Namberumal Chetty

Paragon Talkies

When the stars shone on RK Salai 

Arogya Ashrama, Avadi

The first Ayurvedic Hospital in Chennai 

Powder mills in Perambur 

North Beach

The Jewish Cemetery

City’s first trade centre

Abbotsbury -wedding hall, convention centre and more

Old Black Town

The Sudder Courts in Alwarpet

Wilfred Pereira’s Pharmacy

The Egmore Tennis Stadium

The Cowshed Sabha

Manali House

Chrome Leather Factory

The Pantheon

Amjad Baugh

Ramakoti Buildings

The Willingdon Statue outside Gymkhana

Kalaignar Karunanidhi’s boating jetties

The Egmore Redoubt

The Gateways to Chepauk Palace

The Museum Tower

The Naval Hospital, Madras

Some more ice factories of a Madras

The first Ice Factory of India

Tawkers Gardens

The Neill Statue

The San Thome Fort

Odakkal Street

Jarrett’s Gardens

The Annapurna Cafeterias

The mobile post office

Clive’s Library

The Jagannatha Bhakta Sabha

Soundarya Mahal

A House called Chintamani

The Tinnevelly Settlement

Thanneer Thurai Market

The Pioneer Laundry Building

A Statue For Father Ripon

St Marks Church aka Black Town Chapel

The First Avenues of Madras

The Forgotten Fountains

The Syrian Roof at the Ice House

The Armenian Cemetery on the Island

St Mary’s Cemetery on the Island

Pilot Theatre

Kelly’s Bottle

The Six Gardens of the Begum

The Three Legged Memorial to Queen Victoria

The Oriental Insurance Building

Raja Annamalai Manram

National Insurance Building

General Hospital

The Egmore Women and Childrens Hospital

The Guindy Races

Victoria Technical Institute

Moore Market

AASI Building

The Egmore Railway Station

The old Meenambakkam Terminal

The Gurudwara on GN Chetty Road

Kalaivanar Arangam

The Corporation Zoo

Victory House

Gemini Studios

Old Woodlands Hotel

The Oceanic Hotel

My Ladyes Garden

Airlines Hotel

Everest Hotel

Connemara Hotel

Modern Cafe

The Egmore Ladies Recreation Club


The Eastern & Western Castlets

The Madras Bulwark

The Kasimedu Pillbox

Government House, Government Estate