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Name of Object:

Dar al-Baladiyya, Damascus

Other name of the Object (second name):

City Hall at the new urban centre at Merje Square


Berlin, Germany

Holding Institution:

Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, State Museums

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Date of Object:



Built between 1892 to 1894, the Dar al-Baladiyya was a prestigious edifice in stone. With its neo-classical elements and prominent middle projection, it was designed to display the power of the “new” state. The purpose of building the City Hall was functional, since the administrative workload, which rapidly increased after the reforms of the administrative system had to be accommodated.

Citation of this web page:

Stefan Weber "Dar al-Baladiyya, Damascus" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;de;15;en;N

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Stefan Weber

MWNF Working Number: DE 015

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