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The mansions of Kozani

Kozani's surviving mansions
The mansions that have perished

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'Mousandra' in the G. Lassanis mansion
The 'mousandra' (cupboard), with its distinctive wood-carved decoration, in the north-west room on the upper floor, second half of the 18th cent., Kozani, Georgios Lassanis mansion (archontiko).

The 'noumphalos' of the
Gr. Vourkas mansion
The 'noumphalos' (central decorative piece) of the wooden ceiling of the 'kalos ondas' (sitting-room), 1748, Kozani, Grigorios Vourkas mansion.

The 'bas ondas' in the Vourkas-Katsikas mansion
The fireplace and decorated cupboards in the 'bas ondas' (sitting-room), 1762, Kozani, Vourkas-Katsikas mansion.

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The 'noumphalos' of the
Gr. Vourkas mansion

Kozani, 1748


The 'bas ondas' in the Vourkas-Katsikas mansion
Kozani, 1762


'Mousandra' in the G. Lassanis mansion
Kozani, second half of the 18th century

Only three of the magnificent mansions built by the prosperous 18th century merchants of Kozani are still standing today. Typical examples of both the architecture of the times and the tendency towards ornately carved woodwork and decorative painting, the mansions of Georgos Lassanis (second half of the 18th century), Grigorios Vourkas (1748) and Vourkas-Katsikas (1762) represent the fashion of the second half of the 18th century.

See Also
History - The period from 1430 to 1821
Civilization - The mansions (1700-1913)


Macedonian Heritage
Content courtesy Ekdotike Athenon S.A.