Wonder where this is?

Or rather, I should say…Wonder what this is!

This old Colonial-Mughal style building, created in 1891, can be seen near the Kashmiri Gate area of Delhi. Can you make a guess as to what was the original purpose of this building? Drop your answers here!

Latest update: This is the old building of St. Stephen’s college, Delhi. It was built in 1891. The college at first occupied rented premises in Chandni Chowk, from its inception in 1881 up to 1891, and then shifted to its own beautiful building created by Col Swinton Jacob. This building continued to be used as the college premises until 1941, when the college shifted to its present location inside the Delhi University campus. The old building is now used as a givernment building.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. twobitwo says:

    I am not sure what it is used for today, but I am thinking some Govt. office because of that blue board in front…perhaps it was used as an old jail or prison house?

    1. wanderfool says:

      That’s right twobitwo…the building is used as a Government office these days. As for what its original intent was- see the updated post above!

  2. Ajit says:

    Very interesting building with so many coloured bricks….

    1. wanderfool says:

      Glad you found it interesting, Ajit!

  3. Swathi says:

    It’s beautiful. The colors of the brick looks like a collage of mosaic.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks gor visiting my blog, Swathi! And by the way, I took a look at yours and found it very informative 🙂

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