Beauties of Iran: Shapoori House of Shiraz (+Photos)

Beauties of Iran: Shapoori House of Shiraz (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Dating back to the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty, the Shapoori House in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz provides a heavenly site for sightseers.

Constructed in the style of the Qajar architecture, Shapoori House is one of the first buildings of its age that was designed and built on the basis of a free approach to architecture.

The two-story building has an area of 840 square meters, located in a field covering 4,635 square meters. Shapoori House has been inscribed on the list of the Iranian national heritage sites.

The building was constructed by Master Abul-Qassem, a renowned architect from Shiraz, between 1931 and 1936. The house belonged to Abdul-Saheb Shapoori, a wealthy merchant from the city of Kazeroon.

The big house was inhabited by the Shapoori family until the 1990s before it was left empty for a couple of years. In 2000, the Cultural Heritage Organization of Fars Province bought the house and included it on the list of national heritage sites.

Source: IFP news

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