Built in 1892 in the Indo-Saracenic style, the Madras High Court has remained to this day one of the most distinct structures in the country. Housing the most courts in all of Asia, it also has two dysfunctional lighthouses inside its complex. The Madras High Court also survived a World War II bombing by a German warship, SMS Emden.
This English fortress, finished in the year 1653, is now maintained and administered by the Archaeological Survey of India and currently functions as administrative headquarters for the legislative assembly of the state of Tamil Nadu. The Fort St George has two main complexes, St Mary’s Church and the Fort Museum. St Mary’s Church, finished in 1680, is the oldest Anglican church in India. Some of its tombstones are the oldest in the country, and the church is famously known as the ‘Westminster Abbey of the East’. The Fort Museum, one of the oldest structures inside the fort, houses a few pieces of memorabilia from its colonial past.
Another one of Robert Chisholm’s creations, the Senate House, on the University of Madras campus, is still one of the finest examples of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. The beautiful structure, with huge windows and massive pillars, is truly a sight to behold and serves as a venue for several meetings and events in the city.