Constitution House of Tabriz

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Coordinates: 38°04′50″N 46°17′18″E / 38.08056°N 46.28833°E / 38.08056; 46.28833


Constitution House of Tabriz, also known as Khaneh Mashrouteh or khaneh Abolmeleh, is a historical edifice located next to the Great Bazaar of Tabriz, on Motahari Ave in Tabriz, Iran. During the years which led to Constitutional Revolution and afterwards the house was used as a gathering place of the leaders, activists and sympathizers of the movement. Among them, the most famous people were Sattar khan, Bagher Khan, Seqat-ol-Eslam Tabrizi and Haji Mirza Aqa Farshi and the founder Haji Mehdi Kuzeh kanaani, himself a revolutionary activist and a well-reputed person of the time; who was named Abolmele, i.e. the father of the nation at the time. . The two story building was constructed in 1868 by Haj Vali Me'mar-e Tabrizi[1]. It has numerous rooms and halls. The most beautiful part of the house is a skylight and corridor decorated with colorful glass and mirrors.

History[edit]

The house is constructed by order of Haj Mehdi Koozekonani on 1868. It include a two floor building with internal and external part, with Qajar period architecture. Haj Mehdi Koozekonani was a merchant in the Bazaar of Tabriz. with initiating of Constitution revolution and rising up in Tabriz city, Haj Mehdi joined the revolution and became one of the major financier of the revolution. in the same time he used the house as a place for meeting of the revolution heads, and a place for publication of underground paper of the constitution movement. The house became important in the history once again just after world war II when it is used a place for Azerbaijan's Democrat Party meeting center (1946-1947). On 1975 the house is registered by Cultural Heritage of Iran.[1]

Museum contents[edit]

It includes sculptures of famous constitution revolutionaries, their personal belongings, their weapons, underground newspaper of the revolution, several issues of the newspaper, a printing machine which used in the house, and numerous photos from the revolution. One of the rooms in the building is belongs to the woman's role in the revolution.

Location[edit]

The Constitutional House of Tabriz is located in Rasteh koocheh street in front of Jamee Mosque of Tabriz.

Photo gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Hāleh Heydari, Khāneh-ye Mashrouteh (The Constitutional Revolution House), in Persian, Jadid Online, 15 January 2010.
    • Audio slideshow: [2] (4 min 39 sec).
  • Tishineh