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1751 A.D. to 1800 A.D.

1760

George Town is developed over the debris of the first township in Madras - Black town (demolished because of the skirmishes between the French and the British).

1772

Madras' first organised water supply is started with the Seven Wells Scheme.

1785

The Madras Courier - the first journalistic publication in the city begins.

1788

Dare HouseThomas Parry lands in Madras and begins a career in trading. Parry's is the oldest surviving mercantile name in the city. And their Dare House, occupied in 1940, is one of the most frequently quoted reference points for city commuters.

1794

The Government Survey School commences in Fort St George. This, the oldest engineering school outside Europe, is now part of Anna University.

1795

Wallajah MosqueThe Wallajah mosque is built in Triplicane in remembrance of Nawab Wallajah. Constructed without steel or wood, this edifice in grey granite is also called the 'Big Mosque'.



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