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Proveleggios House

Proveleggios House is one of the first two- storey buildings of the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1835 Built.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

At first, it was a two-storey, very simple and robust building, like the first Athenian houses of the 19th century. With its recent renovation, the attic and neoclassical decorative elements were added, which have nothing to do with the original, austere form of the building. Today, it houses the youth of a political party, the Sputnik multipurpose hall and the Nikos Poulantzas Institute.

What I can't see

This area was called Hezolitharo or Hesmeno Lithari, which means Shitty Rock, and was deserted. Urban mansions gradually began to be built, because there were plans to build the royal palace in today’s Omonia Square. We do not know the original owners of the house. It is probable that it first belonged to the Italian Count Bocari. Later, it is mentioned in documents as the house of Dimitrios Votsaris and then it became property of the Proveleggios family. It had been a squat of the anti-authoritarian political scene (Squat of Keramikos) for several years, until the death (1999) of the architect Aristomenis Proveleggios, who was the legal owner of the mansion and also tolerant of the squat, which was later evacuated.


  • Address: 24 Myllerou & Keramikou St.


National Research Foundation, (d.u.), Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, [Archaeology of the city of Athens], in

Last visit 20/3/2024