Colonial Drive Through

The pleasant, tree-shaded army cantonment area, with its own railway station and orderly avenues has many interesting public buildings, churches, cemeteries and bungalows in a medley of styles dating from colonial times. St George’s Church (1826), was designed by Colonel BIT Boileau, architect of Shimla’s Christ Church (see p110). Havelock Memorial Church, constructed in 1873 in a “trim Classical style”, commemorates one of the British generals of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Other buildings in this area include Queen Mary’s Library, the Central Post Office and the Circuit House, which used to accommodate Raj officials.