The Reading Room

By: Kamakshi

Jul 19 2011

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Category: Landscapes

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One of the oldest reading libraries in the city is The David Sassoon Library. The heritage structure was built by Albert Sassoon, and is named after his father Baghdadi Jewish philanthropist, David Sassoon. The building designed by architects J. Campbell and G. E. Gosling, for the Scott McClelland and Company, the structure is created using yellow Malad stone, with a bust of David Sassoon gracing the entrance cast out of white stone. The building is also house to the Lund and Blockley opticians.

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5 comments on “The Reading Room”

  1. A very interesting building.

  2. Magnificent structure. Cant’ imagine how many books it can store.

  3. […] abundant heritage structures run thick throughout Churchgate. Just beyond the Sassoon Library and the Army and Navy building, is the Life Insurance Corporation of India’s building. It […]


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