REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Denizli - Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum

There is no document relating to the construction date of this building situated in the Ucancibasi district of the city, it is now used as a museum. But, according to the people, it is presumed to have been constructed at the end of the 19th Century by a Greek origin person Kimon Vandazoflus who became a Turkish citizen later on. The two-storey building consists of rooms opening to a hall on each floor. The hall at the top floor which stretches along the width of the building opens to a cantilevered balcony at the front. The rear side opens to a section that was constructed and added to the building later on.

The main walls are of brick masonry and the dividing walls are timber frames. The entrance to the building is through the double timber doors, at the front and the rear. The rectangle windows have low arches. Sash windows are protected by outside shutters opening to both sides. The pitched roof is covered with the Marseille type tiles. There are no other decorations than the plaster mouldings at the tops of the walls in ground floor and decorative pattern on the timber posts carrying the first floor slab. The cultural riches with ethnographical characteristics are displayed in the first floor.

The house, Atatürk stayed during his visit to Denizli was transformed into a museum as well. The wardrobe, the brass bedstead, the divan and a baroque style desk are in exhibit in this museum. One of the rooms was furnished according to the tradition of Denizli region.