Bangalore Town Hall

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Bangalore Town Hall
Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall Bangalore Edit1.jpg
The Town Hall, in 2010
Alternative namesSir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall
General information
TypeTown hall
Architectural styleNeoclassical architecture
LocationBangalore
Karnataka
India
Address112 J C Road, Bangalore
Karnataka
Coordinates12°57′29″N 77°35′00″E / 12.9581°N 77.5833°E / 12.9581; 77.5833
Construction started6 March 1933
Completed11 September 1935
RenovatedMarch 1990
CostRs 175,000 (Unadjusted for inflation)
OwnerBruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
ArchitectSri S. Lakshminarasappa
Civil engineerSir Mirza Ismail
Main contractorSri 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 6 March 1933. The building was completed on 11 September 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