An elegant traditional two-story, 4,800 square foot house completed in 1875 in the eastern Beirut neighborhood of Gemmayze, is an example of the late Ottoman and French Mandate houses of fin-de-siècle Lebanon with its façade of three arches and wide balconies. The house was badly damaged during the Beirut blast in August 2020.
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Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), a private Lebanese University, was founded in 1875 by the Society of Jesus. Its Campus of Medical Sciences is located on Damascus Road and was established in 1883.
Gouraud Street, named after French General Henri Gouraud, is full of narrow streets and historic buildings from the French era. The buildings on this street were heavily damaged in Beirut's blast of August 4, 2020.
Located on Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, Beit Tarazi (later known as Kassar mansion) was built in 1870 for a prominent Lebanese family in the final decades of the Ottoman Empire arranged over three floors.
Built in 1890 and located near St. Joseph University, Tabet Palace is known for its magnificent garden. The palace is one of its kind in the area with its three-sided roof and beautiful openings.
Another beautiful old house on Huvelin Street.
Dergham buildings, built in the 1930s, are located in Monot neighborhood. The demolition of this French Mandate-era apartment block was stopped in 2018 (for an unspecified period of time) by the intervention of APSAD and Save Beirut Heritage associations.
Beautiful traditional houses on Monot Street.
The villa was built over several stages stretching from the late 1800s to the late 1920s. The building is a mixture of French Art Nouveau design and Ottoman influences previously owned by the Baloumian family. It was restored by artist Tom Young and the new owner Remi Feghali and was transformed into a cultural space.
651 Mdawar is an Art Deco building in the middle of Gemmayze street that was banned from demolition in 2014 by Save Beirut Heritage, the Ministry of Culture, and the mayor of Beirut due to its high importance as architecture and on the street of Gemmayze one of the last remaining streets in Beirut with a semi-heritage urban aspect.