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Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
 

The Building of Ministry of Post and Telegraph (Grand Post Office)

Posta ve Telgraf Nezarti Binası (Büyük Poatane)

 
 
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Inscription. English:
The construction of this building, the largest post office of Turkey, was started in 1905, to serve as the building of Ministry of Post and Telegraph.

The construction was completed in 1909 and the name of the building was first "New Post Office" in 1930s, and then "Grand Post Office". The structure is the first work of the architect Vedat Tek. It is one of the first examples of the 1st National Architecture Movement. Above the entrance gate, “Ministry of Post and Telegraph” is written in Ottoman Turkish, with ceramic decorations.

The entrance of the 4 store, 3200 m2 building is elevated with stairs, and both corners of the front façade is slightly built forward and elevated and covered with a dome. Inside the building, there is a rectangular middle space rising through 3 floors, and rooms surrounding this space. 16th century Ottoman style is prevalent in decorations. The façade is made of hewn stone and marble. The bricks are said to be specially designed by Vedat Tek. The main entrance opens up to a quite large hall.The ceiling rising up to the roof is covered with orange and blue glass.

The building served as Istanbul Radio between 1927 and 1936. In 1958 it started to be used entirely for postal and telegraph services.Today it serves as the Regional Directorate of
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Istanbul European Side PTT (Posts. Telegraph and Telephone) and on the entrance floor there is a full-fledged post office (Sirkeci PTT Center). In the building there is also a museum on the communication and telecommunication history of the country.

Turkish:
Türkiye'nin en büyük postane binası olan bu binanın inşaatına Posta ve Telgraf Nezareti binası olarak hizmet vermek üzere 1905 yılında başlanmıştır.
1909 yılında inşaatı tamamlanan binanın adı 1930'larda "Yeni Postane" sonradan “Büyük Postane" olmuştur. Yapı, mimar Vedat Tek'in ilk eseridir. Birinci Ulusal Mimarlık Akımı'nın ilk örneklerindendir. Giriş kapısı üst tarafında çini işlemeli olarak Osmanlıca "Posta Telgraf Nezareti" yazılıdır.

4 katlı ve 3200 metrekarelik binanın girişi basamaklarla yükseltilmiş ve ön cephesinin her iki köşesi de öne çıkarılıp, yükseltilerek üzerleri kubbe ile kapatılmıştır. Binanın içinde 3 kat boyunca yükselen dikdörtgen bir orta mekân ve bunu çevreleyen odalar vardır. Süslemelerde 16. yüzyıl Osmanlı üslubu hâkimdir. Cephe, yontma taş ve mermerdendir. Tuğlalarını Vedat Tek'in özel olarak
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tasarladığı sanılır. Ana giriş oldukça büyük bir salona açılır Çatıya dek yükselen tavan, turuncu ve mavi renk ağırlıklı camlarla kaplıdır.

Bina 1927-1936 yılları arasında Istanbul Radyoevi olarak da hizmet vermiştir. 1958 yılında tamamen posta ve telgraf işlerinde kullanılmaya başlanmıştır. Günümüzde İstanbul Avrupa Yakası PTT Başmüdürlüğü olarak hizmet vermekte, giriş katında ise tam teşekküllü bir postane (Sirkeci PTT Merkezi) yer almaktadır. İçinde ülkenin iletişim ve telekomünikasyon tarihi hakkında bir müze bulundurmaktadır.

Arabic: To read the Arabic text, click on the Arabic image to enlarge it.
 
Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
 
Location. 41° 0.867′ N, 28° 58.461′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker is on Büyük Postane Caddesi just from Mimar Vedak Sokak, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Büyük Postane Caddesi No:25, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34112, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Sirkeci Terminal (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The History of the Egyptian Bazaar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pasakapisi (approx. half a kilometer away); Alay Pavillion (approx. half a kilometer away); Gulhane Park (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Rustem Pasha Mosque (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Cistern of Philoxenos (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Basilica Cistern (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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