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Beirut's Heritage Buildings

This guide aims to list some of Beirut's heritage buildings and provide resources to assist researchers with their needs on this specific topic.

Villa Badaro is one of the few remaining early 20th century buildings to survive the pre-war years. The antiquated façade of an Ottoman era manor, estimated to be 90-100 years old, was barely transformed in 2015 into a restaurant bar through preservation and intervention.

                        Villa Badaro

                        Source: http://www.rabihgeha.com/project/villabadaro/

A beautiful heritage house in Barbir.

                                A beautiful heritage house in Barbir

                               Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCNh-BewUJX/?utm_source=ig_embed

Chehabeddine Building in Basta Fawqa.

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                                   Source: https://www.facebook.com/BeirutHeritage/photos/2452216398415415


Al Tabbara building in Basta Fawqa.

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                        Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2245681805709300&set=pcb.613117719124903

A genuine example of Beirut's heritage architecture on the northern façade of a beautiful old building in Bourj Abi Haidar sector, Salim Salam Street. The building belongs to Abla family.

                                       Borj Abi Haidar

                                      Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/B58YlrRpDmk/?utm_source=ig_embed


Yassin and Alameddine Building on Hasan Medawar Street in Bourj Abi Haidar.

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                            Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2411325915811554&set=gm.750469785389695

Pine Residence, located in Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador to Lebanon. It was from this palace that General Henri Gouraud declared the creation of Greater Lebanon in 1920. Its ownership was moved in 1972 from Beirut Municipality to the French state. The Palace was listed as a protected building in 1995.

                        Pine Residence

                       Source: https://www.almodon.com/File/GetImageCustom/5646fcf5-fe87-4ea5-a549-f46adc62e601/769/438

Al-Majdalani Palace located in Mazraa, owned by former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Nassim Majdalani.

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                       Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=1148671222162597&set=pcb.987188175051187


Makki Building facing Al Majdalani Palace in Mazraa.

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