image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2008
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2008
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2008
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2008
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2008
The top two photos depict the stone mansion designed by the Ottoman Greek architect Konstantinos Pappas for the landowner Arif Pasha (see web site for more information - Turkish). The lower three photos depict the marble mansion which once belonged to Mahmud Muhtar Pasha (1866-1935), now the Kadıköy Kız Lisesi [Kadıköy Girls’ Secondary School]. According to the late Alexandra Giochas Apergis, whose family lived nearby from 1905 to 1935, the Muhtar Pasha mansion had previously belonged to the Demetrakopoulos family. It seems that this part of Moda was first colonised by wealthy Ottoman Greeks who built their summer houses here. For instance, the house which belonged to Frederick Edwin Whittall (1864-1953) was acquired from the Skylitzis (Schilizzi) family. It is also known that the banker Andreas Syngros (1830-1899) owned a house in Moda from the 1860s onwards.
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
The frontage of the Anglican Church of Moda (All Saints - the interior - 8 Yusuf Kamil Sok.)
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
Moda Fazıl Paşa Sokak 14, thought to have been built by the Frederici family.
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
Moda Mektep Sokak 12 and 14.
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
Moda, Moda Caddesi 217 facade detail.
According to Mufid Ekdal, 217 Moda Caddesi was built by an Armenian family called Lazian and later occupied by a French family called Dartot Dober (sic). Hugh La Fontaine lived in the house from at least 1960 until his death in 1979. It is now the Moda branch of the Yapi Kredi bank.
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
Moda Rıza Paşa Sokak 27.
image courtesy of Osman Öndes, photographed 2014
The current (2014) wrecked state of the Moda Deniz Kulübü, which has recently been sold to be developed as a luxury restaurant.
image courtesy of George Vassiadis, photographed 2012
Moda Yusuf Kamil Sokak 5, Dowson, later Whittall, later Barış Manço house. According to the author Mufid Ekdal, Yusuf Kamil Sokak 5 was built by a British subject called Dowson (the correct spelling is probably Dawson), later occupant was James Frederick Whittall who lived there from about 1965 until his death in 1981. The house was then sold to Barış Manço. It was formerly attached to a matching house to the west, since replaced with a small apartment block. - images and information courtesy of George Vassiadis 2008-2012.
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