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Loggos Mansion/ The Red House

Although Loggos Mansion (or Red House) is mainly eclectic, there are strong Byzantine influences.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )


    1926 Built.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)


  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

The Loggos Mansion is also called Red House because of the red bricks that dominate both façades. There isa plethora of shapes on these with the curved and arched ones dominating. Although the building is mainly eclectic, there are strong Byzantine influences, i.e.the bricks and the marble copy forms of Byzantine architecture. The projections give a sense of a towered building and curves, and traditional materials are dominant. Architecturally it belongs to French regionalism and is a renewed example of eclecticism, combining many morphological elements.

What I can't see

It was the home of industrialist Ioannis Loggos. The architectural design was by Leonardo Gennari, and it is one of the few buildings that retain their original character. For several years it had been abandoned and until 1992 the historic cafe and meeting point for teachers “Ermis” was housed on the ground floor, before being turned into a beerhouse after a restoration. An urban legend accompanies the Loggos Mansion. It is considered to be haunted because both the owner and the contractor who constructed it immediately went bankrupt after its completion. It recently became the property of a famous entrepreneur. It remains to be seen whether this will strengthen superstition or not.

Info

  • Address: 31 Ag. Sophias & Ermou St.

Bibliography

Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press

Mallidou L., (2015), Κόκκινο Σπίτι ή Μέγαρο Λόγγου στη Θεσσαλονίκη, [The Red House or Loggos Mansion in Thessaloniki], in Thessaloniki Arts and Culture,

“Κόκκινο Σπίτι” ή “μέγαρο Λόγγου” στη Θεσσαλονίκη



Last visit: 6/10/2015

Collective Work, (1985-6), Νεώτερα Μνημεία της Θεσσαλονίκης [Modern Monuments of Thessaloniki], Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Northern Greece