Photo courtesy of Hümerya Birol Akkurt
This house was purchased by Pierre Pagy, when he married Marguerite, daughter of Count Aliotti, who owned and extensive property in Cordelio [Karşıyaka]. The Pagy are a French Levantine family who have lived in the area close to 300 years, the first to come being Sieur Gabriel Pagy, who arrived from Marseilles in the early 1700s being empowered by the chamber of commerce of that city to survey the trade to and from France. He was chosen for his integrity and sent out with full credentials which are cherished by the family. One condition of the contract was that he was not permitted to marry in Smyrna, a condition that seems to have been broken. At present the house is occupied by two of Pierre Pagy’s grandchildren and their families.