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ΦΡΑΓΚΟΜΑΧΑΛΑΣ -Frankomahalas (FRENCH QUARTER)

The French Quarter (aka Frankomahalas- Φραγκομαχαλάς) was the main European Quarter during the Ottoman era. Valaoritou Street was its northern limit, Ladadika Quarter its southern limit, Leondos Sofou street its western limit and Ionos Dragoumi street its eastern limit.
Originally it was the place where most of the wealthy european merchants kept their Mansions and their enterprises' HQs. As time went by the wealthy European merchants moved to the east part of the city and settled down in their luxurious Mansions in the Eksohes Quarter thus turning Frankomahalas into a financial and economic centre.
Frangon street was the Quarter 's main road, where the Catholic Church and the Catholic Hospital were built too.
The most important structures surviving today are:
Alattini Mansion (ca 1874, Singrou & Valaoritou & Vilara str., original plans by Vitaliano Poselli. reconstructed in 1926 by Max. Roubens),
Banque de Salonique (ca 1904, aka Stoa Malakopi - Στοά Μαλακοπή, 9-11 Singrou & Vilara str., plans by Vitaliano Poselli),
Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception (ca 1897, Καθολική Εκκλησία της Αμώμου Σύλληψης της Θεοτόκου, Frangon str., plans by Vitaliano Poselli),
Haim Cohen Building (ca 1927, plans by L. Genari, reconstruction of the Ismael Pasha Hani),
Karapanayoti Arcade (ca 19 , Leondos Sofou & Frangon str.),
Logis Veritas Free Mason Arcade (ca 192.., Katholikon & Vilara str., plans by Jacques Moshé),
Ottoman Imperial Bank (ca 1880, aka Kratiko Odio - Kρατικό Ωδείο, Leondos Sofou & Frangon & Tipou str., reconstructed after the 1890 fire by Barouch & Amar. reconstructed in 1904 by Vitaliano Poselli),
Stock Market Square building.
some deserted Hostels (aka Passage or Hani) such as:
Bensoussam Hani
Emniyet Hani (ca 1890s, aka Natsinas Hani, Victor Hugo & Edessis str., housed the city's Commerce & Industry Chamber till 1914),
Kyrtsis Hani
Passage Kyrtsis (ca 1890s, Victor Hugo str.),
some fine buildings of commercial use in Ayiou Mina street, such as:
Hananel Naar Building (ca 1925, 4 Ayiou Mina str., plans by Jacques Moshé).
Koutroumbas Building
Tatis Building
some fine buildings of commercial use in Katouni street

(plans by Grekos, Manoussos, Roubens, Paikos)

Koukoumbanis Building (ca 1924, Katouni & Ayiou Mina str., plans by D. Filizis)
and some fine buildings of commercial use in Vassileos Irakliou street.
Algava - Hassid Building
Menahem - Navarro Building
Navarro Building
Yeni Levi Building

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