13th August 1939 : Meher Baba hammering a spike deep into the ground at the Central Point of the property. Papa Jessawala is holding the spike & Adi K. Irani wearing a plinth hat looking on.
13th August 1939 : Meher Baba hammering a spike deep into the ground at the Central Point of the property. Papa Jessawala is holding the spike & Adi K. Irani wearing a plinth hat looking on.
1938 Ashram plans drawn by Walter Mertins & rendered by his wife Hedi Mertens.
1938 Ashram plans drawn by Walter Mertins & rendered by his wife Hedi Mertens.

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17th December 1939 : Meher Baba arriving to lay the Foundation for the new Centre. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) is assisting Baba, with Kaka Baria following.
17th December 1939 : Meher Baba arriving to lay the Foundation for the new Centre. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) is assisting Baba, with Kaka Baria following.
17th December 1939 : Meher Baba laid the Foundation. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) is assisting Baba, with Kaka Baria looking on.
17th December 1939 : Meher Baba laid the Foundation. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) is assisting Baba, with Kaka Baria looking on.
17th December 1939 : Meher Baba breaking ground at the Foundation. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) and  Kaka Baria looking on.
17th December 1939 : Meher Baba breaking ground at the Foundation. Bhyrumshaw D. Jessawala ( Papa ) and Kaka Baria looking on.
The shovel that Meher Baba used for breaking the ground.
The shovel that Meher Baba used for breaking the ground.
Foundation commemoration stone
Foundation commemoration stone
Revised plan for the Centre. Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine - Summer 2016 p29
Revised plan for the Centre. Courtesy of Glow Int. magazine - Summer 2016 p29

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