Calcutta Businesses in 1933

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The following Calcutta businesses and services are listed in Murray's Handbook of India Burma and Ceylon in 1933.

Hotels

European Standard Hotels

  • Grand Hotel, Chowringhi Road
  • Great Eastern Hotel, Old Court House Street

Other Hotels

  • Spence's Hotel, Wellesley Place
  • Continental Hotel, Chowringhi Road

Boarding Houses

  • Mrs King's, 1 & 2 Little Russell Street & 48 Theatre Road
  • Mrs Lord, (Lord's Ltd), 233 Lower Circular Road
  • Mrs McDonnell, 1 Bishop Lefroy Road

Restaurant and Confectioners

  • Firpo, 18/2 Chowringhi
  • Peliti, 11 Govt Place
  • Gt Eastern Hotel
  • Grand Cafe attatched to the Grand Hotel, entrance Corporation Place
  • Trocadero, 10-11 Esplanade East
  • Bristol Grill, Lyon's Range
  • Empire Restaurant, Hindustan Insurance Buildings, Hogg Street
  • Hotel Continental, 12 Chowringhi

Bankers and Agents

  • Grindlay & Co., 6 Church Lane
  • T. Cook & Son, Ltd., 4 Dalhousie Square East
  • Cox & King, Wallace House, 5 Bankshall Street
  • American Express Co., 14 Government Place, East

Banks

  • Imperial Banks of India, 3 Strand
  • Ch. Bank of India, Australia & China, 5 Clive Street
  • Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp., 31 Dalhousie Sq
  • National Bank of India, 104 Clive St
  • Allahabad Bank, 6 Royal Exchange
  • Lloyd's Bank, Cox's Branch, 101/1 Clive Street
  • International Bankinf Association, 4 Clive Street
  • P & O Banking Corporation, 1 Fairlie Place
  • Yokohama Specie Bank, 1 Clive Street
  • Eastern Bank, Clive Street

Swimming Baths

  • Swimming Bath on the Esplanade

Booksellers and Stationers

  • Thacker, Spink & Co., Esplanade East
  • W. Newman & Co., Old Court House Street
  • Butterworth & Co., 6 Hastings Street (books only)

Bookmakers: Saddlers

  • Watts & Co., 15/16 Chowringhi
  • Cuthbertson & Harper, 10 Govt. Place
  • Morrison & Cottle, 8 Esplanade East

Chemists

  • R. Scott Thomson & Co., 15 Chowringhi Rd
  • Frank Ross & Co., 16 Chowringhi Rd and 81 Park St
  • Bathgate & Co., 17 Old Court House St and 1/1 Camac st
  • Smith Stanistreet, 5 Dalhousie Sq East and 41 Theatre Rd
  • A. Chandler, 7 Park St

Churches

Anglican

  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • St John's Church, formerly the Cathedral
  • The Old Church, Mission Row C.M.S.)
  • St Peter's, in the Fort
  • St Thomas's (the Free School Church)

Church of Scotland

  • St Andrew's, Dalhousie Sq
  • U.F. Church of Scotland, Wellesley Sq

Other Churches

  • Wesleyan Church, Sudder St
  • Baptist Chapels, Bow Bazar and Circular Road
  • Congregational Union Chapel, Dharmtolla and Hastings
  • American Meth. Episcopal, Dharmtolla
  • R.C., St Thomas, Middleton Row
  • Cathedral, Portuguese Church Street, Dharmtolla Road

Clubs

  • Bengal Club, 33 Chowringhi Road. Members of this club may use the Madras, Byculla, Hong-Kong and Shanghai Clubs and vice versa.
  • United Service Club, 31 Chowringhi
  • Calcutta Club (Europeans & Indians), 241 Lower Circular Road
  • New Club, 38 Chowringhi
  • Saturday Club, 7 Wood St
  • R. Calcutta Turf Club, 11 Russell St
  • R. Calcutta Golf Club
  • Tollygunge (country) Club
  • Jodhpore (country) Club

Conveyances

  • Indian Motor Taxi-Cab Co., 33 Rowland Road, Ballyganj

Dentists

  • J Edgar Gill, 39 Chowringhi Road
  • Smith Bros., 9 Chowringhi Road
  • Metropolitan Dental Co., 2 Corporation Street

Drapers

  • Francis, Harrison, Hathaway & Co., Government Place
  • Whiteaway, Laidlaw, Chowringhi
  • Hall & Anderson, Chowringhi
  • Army & Navy Stores, Chowringhi
  • Mitchell, Park Street

Freemasons Lodges

  • Dt. Grand Secy., Freemasons' Hall, 19 Park Street

Hairdressers

  • Youd & Co, Old Court House Street
  • Bromley, Chowringhi
  • Taplitska, Park Street

Jewellers, Silversmiths and Watchmakers

  • Cooke & Kelvey, Old Court House Street
  • Boseck& Co., Chowringhi
  • James Murray & Co., Government Place, E
  • Garrard & Co., 2 Dalhousie Square

Livery Stables

  • Cooke & Co., Park Street
  • Hart Bros, Ballygunge

Lady Doctors

  • Dr Mary Hemfry, Dr Alice Headwards, 33 Theatre Road

Medical Men

  • Indian Medical Service Officers; Dr Houseman, 212 Harington Street

Missions

  • Oxford Mission, 42 Cornwallis Street
  • S.P.G., 224 Lower Circular Road
  • The Clewer Sisters, working since 1881 had charge of the Canning Home for Nurses, European Girls Orphanage and Pratt Memorial School
  • C.M.S., 10 Mission Row
  • Church of Scotland, Cornwallis Square
  • U.F. Church of Scotland. 2 Cornwallis Square
  • Baptist Mission Society, 42 Lower Circular Road
  • The Addil. Clergy Society
  • Methodist Episcopal Mission
  • L.M.S.
  • Wesleyan Mission
  • Zenana Mission HQ