State of a heritage building


Mint Street derives its name from the first mint set up by the British In Madras. The building built in 1807 now houses the Government Press. The maintenance of the heritage building leaves much to be desired. A couple of years ago, there was a fire which caused considerable damage.

Government Press 1
Government Press Once the Madras Mint


Scrap dealers store their ware


An idea of the condition of the heritage site can be had from this image of the compound wall of the building – completely taken over by encroachers and scrap dealers.

Home for the homeless

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