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Flora Fountain stands in the midst of one of the busiest areas of Mumbai. Constructed in the late 1800s from the same type of limestone used in the United Nations building in New York, the fountain was original named Sir Bartle Frère, honoring the then Governor of Bombay and the man responsible for building modern Mumbai. Before the unveiling, it was rechristened Flora after the Roman Goddess of Abundance. The statue sits next to another monument that honors the soldiers who died protecting the state, leading to the square being renamed Hutatma Chowk
. Incidentally, this is the same spot where the gate to the St. Thomas Cathedral
stood, hence lending the name Churchgate to the area.