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Henry Irwin

Henry Irwin (1841 - 1922) was a British architect. He designed many buildings in India during British rule which were classified as Indo-Saracenic architecture. He was a member of Civil Engineering society. He received Queen Victoria's birthday honors from the government in 1888.


Henry Irwin was the eldest son of Henry Irwin (Senior), a priest in Anglican Church, Ireland. His father was an Archdeacon in Elfin. Henry Irwin had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. He joined Indian public works in 1886. Most of the time he worked in South India.


  • Mysore palace
  • Victoria Lodge, Shimla(Now Indian Institute of Advanced Study)
  • Viceregal Lodge, Shimla(Now Indian Institute of Advanced Study)
  • Central Building The American College, Madurai.
  • Gaiety Theatre, Shimla
  • Central Railway Station, Chennai
  • Egmore Museum, Chennai
  • Law College Building, Chennai
  • South Maratha Railway, Chennai
  • High Court, Chennai
  • Public Library (Connemara), Chennai
  • Head quarters State Bank of India, Chennai
  • Hindu Higher Secondary School, Chennai

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