Malakopi Stoa has renaissance elements, a curved pediment and its façades openings of Palladian style.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1940 It was requisitioned by the Nazis and the bank closed.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
1906 Building’s construction, designed by Vitaliano Poselli. The following year it was bought by the Bank of Thessaloniki. In the bibliography, 1908 is as well mentioned as the year of construction.
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
At the centre of the former Frangomachalas and present Chrimatistiriou Square, we see the Malakopi Stoa. This building survived the devastating fire of 1917. Its architectural characteristics are its renaissance elements, a curved pediment and its façades openings of Palladian style. It is a two-storey building with a rectangular ground plan and internally is lit by its exalting metal roof.
What I can't see
It used to be the building of the Bank of Thessaloniki, with the Italian-Jewish business family, Allatini (1888) as the main stockholder. Today, it belongs to a private individual, who gave it the name of Malakopi. On June 20, 1978, at 11.07 pm, Thessaloniki was devastated by a 6.5R catastrophic earthquake, which caused the death of 49 people, the injury of 220 and left thousands homeless. From that moment on you can say time froze in the Malakopi Stoa. The earthquake destroyed the clock’s mechanism, and till this day, the halted clock hands remind us of that ill-fated moment.
- Address: Syggrou & 7 Vilara St.
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