At the top of Stein Mansion, one can distinguish an ornate cupola crowned by a glass sphere with metal ribs.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1917 The Stein Mansion survives a big fire.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
1906 Construction of the Stein Mansion on what was then the Sabri Pasha Avenue.
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
The Stein Mansion is at the crossroads of Kalapothaki Street, a pedestrian walk, and Venizelou Street. At its top, one can distinguish an ornate cupola crowned by a glass sphere with metal ribs. This architectural element is rare for the city of Thessaloniki and is somehow ill-matched with the strict lines of the rest of the building. The dome’s cylinder (the so called drum) is adorned by oblong windows with a pointed tip, while over this dome, there is a second one, which has small circular openings and supports the green sphere. The domes are scaly and have a grey-silver colour.
What I can't see
This is one of the city’s oldest buildings. It is one of few that survived the fire of 1917 and the mass demolitions of post-war decades. It is built on one of the new avenues that were widened by Turkish authorities as part of Thessaloniki’s modernization. The economic boom brought by the opening of the Suez Canal and the reforms of the Ottoman Empire, created an impetus for Thessaloniki’s development and attracted foreign trading houses. One of them, the Austrian Stein house, chose this spot near the port and Eleftherias Square to build this structure, designed by architect Ernst Loewy. Unfortunately, due to a new floor added later, the original harmony between the elegant dome and the rest of the building is lost. Currently, it houses offices.
- Address: 2 Kalapothaki & El. Venizelou St.
Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press