3/30/2005

Lebanese Architect


Al-Tajheez School was established in 1933 to replace Maktab 'Anbar as the main high-school in Damascus. It was later renamed after Jawdat Al-Hashimi (1887-1955), its founder and first director. The building was designed by the famous Lebanese architect Youssef Aftimos (1866-1952), who also architected the Beirut Municipality building and the clock tower at Beirut's Grand Serail.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey I know where that is! That is just a beautifully designed building. Thank you for the nice photo.

Anonymous said...

is that the one near Shaalan? And near Funduq ash sham?

Ayman said...

Yes it's main entrance is on Argentina Street, just opposite to the under-construction Four Seasons Hotel and one block away from Cham Hotel.

Serbest said...

nice building

Firas said...

Ayman, maybe next time you could post a photo of "Laique" school (which became, "maahad al-houriet", and then became "maahad bassel al-assad"). Although renovated recenty, It still has unique architecture dating to the french mandate era.

Ayman said...

3ala 3ayni firas :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ayman for this photo. this school was my high school in the 80's.

Anonymous said...

Ayman, thanks for the memories. I graduated from Jawdat Alhashime high school in 1985. Now I live in Los Angeles, I dream of a day when I can visit my old school a gain. Keep on blogging.