Bangalore Town Hall

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Bangalore Town Hall
Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall Bangalore Edit1.jpg
The Town Hall, in 2010
Alternative names Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall
General information
Type Town hall
Architectural style Neoclassical architecture
Location Bangalore
Karnataka
India
Address 112 J C Road, Bangalore
Karnatka
Coordinates 12°57′29″N 77°35′00″E / 12.9581°N 77.5833°E / 12.9581; 77.5833
Construction started March 6, 1933
Completed September 11, 1935
Renovated March 1990
Cost Rs 175,000 (Unadjusted for inflation)
Owner Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Technical details
Floor count 2
Design and construction
Architect Sri S. Lakshminarasappa
Civil engineer Sir Mirza Ismail
Main contractor Sri Chikkananjundappa

Bangalore Town Hall is a neoclassical municipal building in Bangalore, India. The town hall is named after the philanthropist and former president of Bangalore city municipality, Sir K.P Puttanna Chetty.

The foundation stone for the building was laid by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar, on March 6, 1933. The building was completed on September 11, 1935. It was inaugurated by crown prince Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar. Built by Sir Mirza Ismail, the building features a flight of steps leading to the entrance porch resting on Tuscan columns with identical columns extending on either sides. Financial assistance was provided by Kanteerava Wodeyar.

Due to improper acoustics, a renovation was proposed estimated at Rs 1,000,000 in 1976. Postponements delayed renovations till March 1990, when the building was finally closed for renovation. The cost then was 6.5 million rupees (approximately US$371,400).

The auditorium has two floors with a previous total capacity of 1,038 seats. The seating capacity has been reduced to 810 following the renovations.

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Coordinates: 12°57′49″N 77°35′09″E / 12.96361°N 77.58583°E / 12.96361; 77.58583