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About Flora Fountain

Flora Fountain, at the Hutatma Chowk, is an ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural historical past monument located on the southern stop of the historical Dadabhai Naoroji Road, referred to as the Mile Long Road, at the Fort enterprise district inside the heart of South Mumbai, Mumbai, India. Flora Fountain, constructed in 1864, is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture, and depicts the Roman goddess Flora. It changed into built at a total cost of Rs. 47,000, or 9000 pounds sterling, a big sum in those days. The fountain at the beginning intended for the Victoria Gardens, is now surmounted by the parent of Plenty.

History of the Flora Fountain is traced to the time whilst the Old Mumbai Fort become demolished in 1860 as a part of the then Governor, Sir Bartle Frere’s efforts to enhance civic sanitation and the urban space necessities of the developing town. Prior to this demolition, the Fort had been constructed between 1686 and 1743 by way of the British East India Company with 3 gates, a moat, esplanade, level open spaces on its western fringe and houses. A small street called the Hornby Road, named after the then Governor of Bombay among 1771 AD and 1784 AD, also existed on the vintage Fort location.

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