Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Chennai Trivia - 11

Name the oldest surviving organisation in Mount Road.

Ans: It is Simpson & Co set up in 1840. They built the first railway coach for the Madras Railway. Other old institutions are Higginbothams (1844), P. Orr & Sons (moved to the present building in 1879), The Hindu (1885, moved to their present building later), J. Fenn & Co - undertakers opposite to Thousand Lights Mosque(1892 - always wondered how the undertakers celebrated their centenary year)

11 comments:

Krithiga said...

Is this from the Madras Quiz?

Chenthil said...

No, not from the Madras quiz. This is from my own research (with due respect to Mr. Muthiah and Google)

lazygeek said...

spencers or amalgamations or lic or hindu or TVS or ??

Chenthil said...

Guru, 1 answer please :-)

Alamelu said...

P Orr and Sons

Kaps said...

does it necessarily need to be a company? is it YMCA / YMIA?

Chenthil said...

What I have in mind is a company. But on checking I find that it is older than YMCA.

I am not ruling out any answers given above because then you can find the correct one by elimination :-)

YardBoy said...

The oldest organisation would be a colony of e coli bacteria living in the Adyar River sludge under the Mount Rd. bridge between Guindy & Saidapet ;^)

Chenthil said...

YB, you are confusing organism with organisation ;-)

Ravages said...

lol@YB

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