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Giacomo D'Angelis, a Corsican confectioner arrived in India in 1880 and set up Maison Francaise in Mount Road in the same year. d'Angeli described Maison Francaise as a "manufacturing confectioner, glacie & C.,, general purveyor and mess contractor". The firm was the first in India to operate a catering service and became the official caterer to the Governor of Madras during the time of Lord Ampthill.
In 1906, d' Angeli founded "Hotel d'Angeli's" at the Anna statue junction, where Blacker's Road meets Mount Road. The hotel was the first in Madras to have an electric lift, hot water taps, electric fans, imported tiles, ice-making plant and cold storage.
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- Playne, Somerset; J. W. Bond; Arnold Wright (1914). Southern India: Its History, People, Commerce, and Industrial Resources. pp. 151–152.
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