The Esplanade Mansion
Esplanade Mansion is undoubtedly one of the majestic and beautiful structures of Kolkata. Thus it attracts tourists and enthusiasts.
It was in 1910, the gorgeous structure was built at the crossing of Esplanade Row (East) and Old Court House Street. Elias David Joseph Ezra, the well known Jewish businessman was the builder. Elias David Ezra also built Magen David Synagogue at Barabazar and Chowringhee Mansion which is adjacent to the Asiatic Society building at Park Street.
During the shooting of The Philosopher's Stone (Parash Pathar- link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU_3l9hi_Oc&index=3&list=PL4B322308A647A447) in 1952, Satyajit Ray placed his movie camera at the roof of this building.