Former Consulate of Greece in Constanța (1920-1940 period)

General state of degradation. It isn’t currently inhabited. Modifications were brought on to the facade and the build, while it was operating as a social immoible.
  • The beginning of the 20th century
  • Constanța, Revoluției din Decembrie 1989 Street, no. 28

The building sheltered the Consulate of Greece in the 1920-1940 period. The Greek diplomatic representation in Constanța is one of the oldest, immediately after the unification of Dobrogea and Romania (1878), a viceconsultate being established (1881). The diplomatic representation of Greece required a more spacious immobile after the First World War because the Greek community of the city was estimated to be around 6.000-8.000 people, having a school, a hospital, a theater, a church, buildings and lands. A direct maritime line linked Constanța and Pireu, since the end of the 19th century. 

The immobile is built in a classical style, with visible Greek accents, given by the simple, geometric lines of the facade, the decorations of the stone and masonry balconies and the line of pairs of classical columns, which support the main gable. Above the building, on the triangular ensemble of the gable, three distinctive, vegetal elements were mounted. The building of the old Greek Consulate represents an immobile typical for the modern Greek architecture in Constanța and a defining example for a building meant for a diplomatic mission in the first decades of the 20th century.

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