A PAVILION WHERE ATATURK GAVE AWAY HIS ASSETS TO THE NATION
Constructed as a summer residence by Konstantin Kabayanidis in the early 19th century, the pavilion lies on the ridge of Soğuksu which overlooks Trabzon. The building reflects the influence of European and West Renaissance Architecture, and large and splendid European symbols were used for decorative purposes. Stonework was used on the exterior side and interior part is made of bricks; however, stairs are wooden, and have ban isters. Cement floor tiles were used on the floors and the ceilings are designed in Empire style with plaster decorations. Watering and heating sys tems of the pavilion were both renovated by using the technology of time.

Living, resting, dining and guest rooms are on the ground floor of the pavilion. A large bed room and working, waiting and meeting rooms are on the first floor. There are two small rooms on the second floor. Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK visited Trabzon in September of 1924 for the first time, to the Trabzon Municipality and the 3rd General Inspectorship, he was taken on Soğuksu for a sightseeing journey, and he decided to stop here for a rest, he had stayed in another mansion in the center.His second visit to Trabzon was in November of 1930. He stayed in this pavilion during his visit.

In June of 1937, he again spent two days in the pavilion which was prepared for him. On the night of June 11th during his stay in the pavilion, he decided to bestow all his property and wealth to the Turkish Nation whom he loved more than his life. At that night, he put all his properties on a list and sent to the Prime Minister of the time for further action.

Aſter granting all his property to the Turkish nation, he expressed his feelings with these sentences: "The wealth of a man should be in his spiritual personality. Property gives a heavy burden on me.  By granting all these to my nation, I feel happy."

The reason why this pavilion in Soğuksu was not on the bestow list is not known.  Aſter his death, it was inherited by his sister Makbule Boysan. In 1942, the pavilion was purchased from her, and it was opened to visitors as a museum at the same year.

 

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Constructed as a summer residence by Konstantin Kabayanidis in the early 19th century, the pavilion lies on the ridge of Soğuksu which overlooks Trabzon. The building reflects the influence of European and West Renaissance Architecture, and large and splendid European symbols were used for decorative purposes. Stonework was used on the exterior side and interior part is made of bricks; however, stairs are wooden, and have ban isters. Cement floor tiles were used on the floors and the ceilings are designed in Empire style with plaster decorations. Watering and heating sys tems of the pavilion were both renovated by using the technology of time.

Living, resting, dining and guest rooms are on the ground floor of the pavilion. A large bed room and working, waiting and meeting rooms are on the first floor. There are two small rooms on the second floor. Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK visited Trabzon in September of 1924 for the first time, to the Trabzon Municipality and the 3rd General Inspectorship, he was taken on Soğuksu for a sightseeing journey, and he decided to stop here for a rest, he had stayed in another mansion in the center.His second visit to Trabzon was in November of 1930. He stayed in this pavilion during his visit.

In June of 1937, he again spent two days in the pavilion which was prepared for him. On the night of June 11th during his stay in the pavilion, he decided to bestow all his property and wealth to the Turkish Nation whom he loved more than his life. At that night, he put all his properties on a list and sent to the Prime Minister of the time for further action.

Aſter granting all his property to the Turkish nation, he expressed his feelings with these sentences: "The wealth of a man should be in his spiritual personality. Property gives a heavy burden on me.  By granting all these to my nation, I feel happy."

The reason why this pavilion in Soğuksu was not on the bestow list is not known.  Aſter his death, it was inherited by his sister Makbule Boysan. In 1942, the pavilion was purchased from her, and it was opened to visitors as a museum at the same year.

 



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