- David Sassoon Library
The David Sassoon Library is the name of a famous library and heritage structure in Mumbai, India. The idea for a library to be situated in the center of the city was the brainchild of Albert Sassoon, son of the famous Baghdadi Jewish philanthropist, David Sassoon. The building was designed by architects J. Campbell and G. E. Gosling, for the Scott McClelland and Company, at a cost of Rs. 125000. David Sassoon donated Rs. 60000, while the rest was borne by the Government of Bombay Presidency.
The library is located on Rampart Row, looking across the Kala Ghoda. The building, completed in 1870, is built using yellow Malad stone, much like the abutting Elphinstone College, Army and Navy Buildings and Watson's Hotel. Above the entrance portico is a white stone bust of David Sassoon.
The building also houses the Lund and Blockley opticians.
See alsoTourist attractions in Mumbai
Pre-colonial Colonial Beaches Places of worship Cultural Boulevards Districts Shopping Buildings Parks, zoos
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
David Sassoon — Not to be confused with David of Sasun. David Sassoon Born October 1792 Baghdad, Ottoman Iraq Died 1864 11 07 Poona, British … Wikipedia
Sassoon — is the family name of several people, including:*Sassoon family, Jewish business family originating from Baghdad, Iraq. ** David Sassoon (David Ben Sassoon) (1792 Baghdad 1864 Mumbai) *** Sir Albert Abdullah David Sassoon, 1st Baronet (1818 1896) … Wikipedia
David Gentleman — (born 11 March 1930, London) is an English artist designer. He studied illustration at the Royal College of Art under Edward Bawden and John Nash. He has worked in various media watercolour, lithography, wood engraving and at scales ranging from… … Wikipedia
Siegfried Sassoon — Infobox Writer name = Siegfried Sassoon imagesize = frameless caption = Siegfried Sassoon, 1916 pseudonyms = Saul Kain, Pinchbeck Lyre birthdate = birth date|1886|9|8|df=y birthplace = Matfield, Kent, England deathdate = death date and… … Wikipedia
Siegfried Sassoon — fotografiado por George Charles Beresford en 1915 Nombre compl … Wikipedia Español
Percival David — Sir Percival Victor David Ezekiel David, 2nd Baronet, (Bombay, 1892–1964) was an important collector of Chinese porcelain. FamilyDavid s background was a Jewish family in British India, but originating in Baghdad. His father, Sir Sassoon David,… … Wikipedia
Colaba Causeway — neighbourhood … Wikipedia
Mumbai — Bombay redirects here. For other uses, see Bombay (disambiguation) … Wikipedia
National Gallery of Modern Art — This article is about the institution in India. For other uses, see National Gallery of Modern Art (disambiguation). Three Girls, by Amrita Sher Gil, 1935, now at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, where most of her works are… … Wikipedia
Malabar Hill — For other uses, see Malabar (disambiguation). Malabar Hill neighbourhood … Wikipedia