The Blackler Mansion, located on 79 Street, the iconic street of the Dumlupınar District of Buca, has survived to the present day as the oldest residence with no inscription in Buca with its horizontal architecture. The Blackler Mansion, was first owned by the Blackler Family, a member of the British Society of Societies, was purchased by the Italian Falbo Family after the family left the city.
The residence, which remained in the Falbo Family for a long time, was finally purchased by the Turkish Türker Family. The Blackler Mansion, currently serves as the private residence of the Türker Family, is located opposite the Buca Protestant Baptist Church.
Blackler Mansion is located on Erdem Street.
Although we could not reach precise and clear information, the Blackler Family, which we know that they were interested in trade in historical sources, actually had three mansions in Buca. Unfortunately, the Blackler House, one of them, did not survive, and was demolished in the 1980s and an apartment was built instead. The other two belonging to the Blackler Family are the William Blackler and Francis Blackler Mansion.
William Blackler Mansion, is thought to have been built at the end of the 1800s, changed hands several times after the family left the country and was finally demolished in 1983. The William Blackler Mansion, is the work of the famous Architect Vafiadis, who has left its mark on the architecture of many Levantine mansions in Izmir, unfortunately, has not survived until today, although it is famous for its garden among the public. Today, Buca Park is located on the site of William Blackler Mansion.
Franchis Blackler Mansion, which belongs to the Blackler Family and has survived until today, is known as the second oldest residence in Buca, after Manoli Hotel, with a definite construction year. Considering that the Blackler Mansion was built in 1843 and is located directly opposite the Buca Protestant Baptist Church, we can actually understand how powerful and wealthy the Blackler Family was during its lifetime. After the Blackler Family, who are closely related to the Paterson from Bornova and the Levantine Barff Families from Buca, left the country, the Blackler Mansion served as the private residence of the Italian Falbo Family for a long time.
Thanks to the name and date that Francis Blackler engraved on the door entrance, which can be considered an inscription, we can know that the Blackler Mansion was built from the year 1843 to the present day without being destroyed. although the originality of some areas other than the main building october been lost with the changes and additions made in the 1940s, Blackler Pavilion has become one of the rare buildings that have come to the present day in one piece.
No matter how plain and sloppy the exterior of the Buca Blackler Mansion may seem, the interior architecture looks just as elegant and impressive. Fireplaces, niches, columns and plasters, richly decorated handcrafted ceiling cores and gilded wooden moldings in the living rooms contrast the outdoor simplicity of Blackler Mansion.
The Blackler Mansion, was purchased by the Türker Family in 1980, restored for the last time in 2020 with the necessary permissions and remaining true to its original. Today, it still serves as the private residence of the Türker Family.
Where is Blackler Mansion? 📍
Address: Adatepe Neighborhood ,Erdem Street , Opposite Buca Protestant Baptist Church
Blackler Mansion Visiting Hours 🕖
Buca Blackler Mansion, serves as the private residence of the Türker Family today, is unfortunately closed to visitors. The two-floor outer door of the Blackler Mansion, which has been standing in its original form since 1843, is located on Erdem Street.
How to get to Blackler Mansion? 🚖
🚌Bus: It can be reached to Blackler Mansion with a 5-minute walk by getting off at 40065 Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences bus stop with ESHOT buses numbered 104,176,177,353,470,490,515 and 878.