One of the most magnificent buildings in Dalhousie Square is the Royal Insurance Company Building. This graceful, Edwardian, red-bricked structure, built in 1916 is the head office of the Royal Insurance Company. The intricate design above the entrance of the Royal Insurance Building is simply a marvel.
There are several other official buildings in Dalhousie Square, it being the seat of power of the State Government, including the RBI building. The Reserve Bank of India first started functioning in British Calcutta and this century old, iconic red building was owned by the Alliance Bank of Simla. It is located in 8 Council Street and also houses the RBI Museum.