- Flora Fountain
Flora Fountain is a stone
fountainsituated in Fort business district in the heart of South Mumbai, Mumbai, India. Flora Fountain was built in 1864. The fountain depicts the Roman goddess Flora. It is now a heritage structure. It was built at a total cost of Rs. 47,000, or 9000 pounds sterling, a princely sum in those days.
It was erected by the Agri-Horticultural society of Western India out of a donation of Rs 20,000 by
Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh. Designed by R. Norman Shaw, it was sculpted in imported Portland stoneby James Forsythe. It now wears a white coat of oil paint.
Flora Fountain was originally to be named after Sir Bartle Frère, the governor of Bombay at the time. However, the name was changed before the fountain was unveiled. It stood at the approximate center of town.
The fountain stands exactly at the point where the original
Churchgateof Bombay Fort stood.
The square in which the fountain stands was officially named in
1960as Hutatma Chowk(Martyr's Square).
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