Allatini Mills is a monument of the city's industrial history that has been waiting for its restoration for decades.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1950 Part of the central building is burned and reconstructed within 4 years.
1991 The buildings were listed.
1996 It stopped operating and the company was transferred in another area.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
1897 Creation of the company.
1898 The factory is burned and the construction of a new begins.
1900 The new complex is inaugurated on September 1.
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
This role model industrial unit of the time was located on the outskirts of the city, when the area was sparsely populated. It contributed to the portrayal of Thessaloniki at the time as a modern urban centre. Today, the former factory is lost within the urban fabric. However, the chimney from the main multi- storey building stands out. We see the reconstructed factory of 1954, as it was previously destroyed by fire. Nevertheless, its architecture is the same as before the fire, because the plans implemented were of the architect Vitaliano Poselli. The complex has been intended for years to be used as a cultural space, but there has been no such development yet.
What I can't see
The original name of the company was Darblay-Allatini until 1889. Then, Darblay left and the Allatini family took over. The original factory was destroyed by fire and the Allatini commissioned Vitaliano Poselli to build a new one. Poselli promised to finish it in 80 days, as he did. The mechanical equipment was pending, which was also completed quickly, making the company an example to be imitated in the then industrial market. The inauguration was such a big event that was attended by the high society of the time. It was called the “largest mill in the East”, 200 workers were employed, produced 100 tons of flour per day and eliminated all smaller merchants. At that time, the complex was seaside, which favoured commercial movement. By having developed a network in London and Marseille, the Allatini Jewish family built a small empire and expanded into pottery, brewery and other sectors.
- Address: G. Papandreou & N. Typa St.
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