Flipping through the pages of history

Ever wondered about the origin of the names of Avenue Road, Sampige road and Margosa Road?
Avenue Road, was so called as it had rows of trees on either side of the road.
Margosa Road and Sampige Road in Malleswaram had rows of these trees planted along the length of the roads..
Did you know the price of real estate in the early 20th century in Bnagalore?
“Bungalow sites measuring 90 feet by 108 ft and 120 ft by 108 ft were sold for Rs. 50. This extension was later named as Chamarajendrapet.”
Want to take a time travel into the past of bangalore? The archives of Hindu metroplus on Heritage have a series of articles on Bangalore which contain fascinating information on the planning of the city,, how the sites were allocated, price of real estate, how “expensive” food was, the city’s growth, its proud moments,, the dedication of the early fathers of the city and lots more.
A fascinating journey through old times which also explains why some parts of the city have been planned the way they are and interesting information on some of the personalities whose names are familiar to us through the names of prominent buildings and streets.
Take the trip, learn about our city and its heritage and while at it, take a moment to think what the future will have to say about our times and what we will be leaving for our future which will be of enduring value.

4 Comments so far

  1. Prasad (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    Margosa and Sampige roads still have trees on either side.(from 5th Cross to 18th cross Malleshwaram)


  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 1:52 am

    Lovely! I did not know as much before, now I know a little bit more… Thanks!


  3. Ravishankar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 5:31 am

    But do you know that shortly Margosa Road will become a dead end as the retaining wall of the new underpass that would be coming up near the Malleshwaram Circle would block entry to the road.
    It is a big mess as the entry to the KC General Hospital would be blocked and an ambulance has to take a round about route to enter the hospital. Similarly coming from Margosa Road one has to go to 4th main Road to come to Malleshwaram Circle.

    Where is My God Old Bangalore ?


  4. usha (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    Prasad, Yes. It is still one of the areas with a good green cover. Hope the residents fight to protect them.

    Rubic, Me too. I was so excited when I read these that I jjuts had to share it with all.

    Ravishankar, Good old bangalore may have disappeared but we can still fight to protect what is left of it and worth preserving and also create something for our posterity.



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