Musical Fountain Through The Years

By
Amin H. Karim MD

The Musical Fountain stood at the intersection of Voctoria Road, Havelock Road, Din Mohammed Wafai Road and Musical Fountain Road.  On the north east corner of the intersection is the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. There were three cinema houses in the vicinity: Rexa Cinema, Rio Cinema and Mayfair open air cinema.  The fountain was built by Karachi Municipal Corporation with the help of Phillip Electronics.  (Michael Ali) MusicalFountain1960TagMusicalFountainKarachiMusicalFountain1970sTagThe above photo is from late 1960s to early 1970’s.  The policeman is wearing a pith helmet. Austin dealership are there.  Here are some more photos through the years.  MusicalFountain1970sTag

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This is a recent photo from 2019. It is called FAWARA CHOWK now.  The roads intersecting here are Abdullah Haroon Road, Aiwan-e-Sadar Road (Old Havelock Road), Din Mohammed Wafai Road and Musical Fountain Road.  Rex Cinema is now Madina Mall and Zainab Market is next to it. Rio Cinema is now gone and replaced by Rio Plaza. Holy Trinity Church is still there. Palm Grove Hotel on Inverarity Road with the Marina Bar inside it is replaced by Atrium Mall.

Amin H. Karim  March 29 2019

 

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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