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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Whites Road - Name Reason

Image Source : The Hindu

:: Chennai Factoids ::

Name Reason Behind Famous Roads in Chennai ::


Many of us aware about this much entertaining road.. The road which connects to the Best Entertainment zones - Sathyam Theatre and Express Avenue !! Here is the reason why it has been named as ''Whites Road'' :

The road is named after one Mr. J. D. White, who obtained a grant of land in 1809 and built a house there in 1832.

The house went on to become the Madras Club — the first club in the city and for long considered the best in India, hailed as the “Ace of Clubs”.

The club moved out of the premises post-Independence and the building was demolished as recently as in 2003.

Today in its place stands Express Avenue, the city's hippest mall.

Source : The Hindu

Locate yourself : Whites Road (Source : Google Maps)

Thanks to  Lakshmi Venkatraman for the suggestion of adding a map. 


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