Monday, March 24, 2008
Spencer Plaza is one of Chennai's finest & largest shopping mall and covers over a million square feet.
The shopping area spreads across ground, first and second floors. It now comprises 3 phases, named Phase I, Phase II and Phase III.
The historical roots of Spencer Plaza goes back to British Raj, when in the year 1863-1864, the first Departmental store in the Indian subcontinent (comprising India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), established by Charles Durant and J. W. Spencer. After few years, Eugene Oakshott shifted the departmental store to a new building, which was an example of Indian Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The building was designed by W. N. Pogson. In the year 1983, the original building was destroyed in a fire. The present Spencer Plaza was constructed on the same site.This shopping mall is the major hang out for people of Chennai.
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