Izmir Government House
The former Government House building, Cami Mahallesi, is located on 12 parcels 35. The building was built on a sloping land from north to south. It is in the “L” shaped plan scheme with its general lines. It is surrounded by a courtyard in the west and northwest.
In the south, the shops designed using topography form a basement. All other units of the building have two floors.
It has a façade from the east and south. The northern facade cannot be seen; because there is a building next to it, which is now used as an oven. So there is no window opening on the north wall. It should probably be leaning on a building in this section when it was first built. The western facade of the building overlooks the courtyard directly.
Material and Technical:
Stone, brick, wood, adobe and iron were used as building materials. The facade walls were constructed with stone-adobe masonry woven between the masonry and the interior of the building. The building material used on all walls is connected to each other by mud mortar. In the mud mortar, the use of tow in places is noteworthy.
On the walls of Kargir, local stones are stacked to form regular joints. On the walls giving the facade from the east and south sides, local relief grouting is remarkable. The joints were made with lime additive mortar. It was activated using a comb. The same craftsmanship is also present in the Tekel Building, which was known to have been built in 1869. Other facades are plastered and painted.
The top of the building is covered with a curved roof. The roof is covered with alaturka tiles. Today it is almost completely destroyed.
The door and window surrounds are covered with smooth cuts. Some of the door and window openings in the structure of the arches on the west, the courtyard facing the courtyard of the portico is used brick.
In the structure, iron material is seen in the iron tensioners that are thrown to connect the window railings and the arches of the porticoes. These tensioners are fixed to the wall, especially by swords on the portico.
The wood was used in the interior sections of the roofs (mudbrick bonding roofs), roof and floor tiles and stairs, door-window frame and wings.