The Reading Room

One of the oldest reading libraries in the city is The David Sassoon Library. The heritage structure was built by Albert Sassoon, and is named after his father Baghdadi Jewish philanthropist, David Sassoon. The building designed by architects J. Campbell and G. E. Gosling, for the Scott McClelland and Company, the structure is created using yellow Malad stone, with a bust of David Sassoon gracing the entrance cast out of white stone. The building is also house to the Lund and Blockley opticians.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. ceceliafutch says:

    A very interesting building.


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Absolutely Cecelia, I haven’t really gone in to read anything there unlike the Asiatic library, it looks amazing really!


  2. Magnificent structure. Cant’ imagine how many books it can store.


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thousands I am told, but haven’t had the time to stop and read..ironic isn’t it that I have the time to take pictures instead!


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