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7th Retro Walk : Veterinary to Victoria

June 9, 2014

Date: 15th June 2014. Time: 06.30 – 09.30 a.m

Meeting Point: Madras Veterinary College, Vepery High Road, Vepery

1. Madras Veterinary College and Hospital, Vepery High Road: (MVC was established on 1 October 1903 in a small building known as Doblin Hall. Affiliated with the University of Madras in 1936. the first college to offer the bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in India. The first veterinary university in India, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) was formed in In 1989. horn-shaped successor, built in 2003, named the Centenary Pillar.) 2. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Vepery High Road: SPCA housing in an Indo Saracenic structure. Organized in 1881 by a band of Englishmen dedicated to the cause of animal welfare. 3. St. Joseph’s Church Vepery High Road near Periamet 4. Periamet Masjid, Sydenham Road : Constructed in 1838 by hides and skins’ dealers 5. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Sydenhams Road 6. People’s Park, Chennai : Proposed by Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, Governor of Madras in 1859-60. Constructed between 1859 and 1861, the park is one of the oldest parks and the most famous one in the city. 7. Periamet Government Post Office. Sydenhams Road 8. Siddique Sarai Mosque & rest house, Poonamallee High Rd : Philanthropist Abdul Hakim constructed this Muslim choultry and inaugurated in 1921 9. Ripon Buildings, Poonamallee High Rd : Lord Ripon Statue, (Bronze and marble), Pitty Theagaraya, the first president of Madras Corporation, PM Sivangnana Mudaliar Statue, Raja Sir Muthiah Chettiar, S.Sathyamurthy 10. Victoria Town Hall Poonamallee High Rd (1888 – 1890) : Indo-Saracenic architecture,

Ending Point: Moore Market Alli Kulam Shopping Complex

Route :

Walk Leaders : Muthusamy Ramaiah @ 9444949507 & Hari Meyyappan @ 9962929206

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