Spencer Plaza
Spencer Plaza, is a shopping mall located on Anna Salai (erstwhile known as Mount Road ), and is one of the landmarks of modern Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu state, India. Constructed in 1985 on the site of a departmental store, It is the oldest shopping mall in India.

History
The historical roots of Spencer Plaza goes back to the British Raj, when in the year 1863-1864, the first Departmental store in the Indian subcontinent (comprising India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), was established by Charles Durant and J. W. Spencer. After a few years, Eugene Oakshott shifted the department store to a new building, which was an example of Indian Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The building was designed by W. N. Pogson. In the year 1985, the original building was destroyed in a fire. The present Spencer Plaza was constructed on the same site. This shopping mall is the major hangout for people of Chennai (Madras). The mall has been developed by Mangal Tirth Estate Limited. It now comprises 3 phases, Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Phase III is the most recently opened. The Plaza has a number of stores dealing goods of many major brands, as well as local brands. It also has retail shops of many of the leading brands in jewelery, merchandise, clothes etc.

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