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Moienoltojjar historical House in Iran

Moienoltojjar historical House in Iran

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Moienoltojjar historical House in Iran belonged to Moienoltojjar Bushehri from the Qajar era and this historical house residence in Iran has been registered as one of Iran's national monuments in the resent years. Boushehri's house is located in the heart of Lalehzar Street, Boushehr Alley, and due to the Moeinoltojjar’s many services on the Persian Gulf and his support for domestic production,

he is known as "Spiritual Father of the Persian Gulf" as well as "Spiritual Father of National Production and Support for Iranian Labor and Capital.” Moienoltojjar historical House is running under the protection and supervision of the Tehran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Directorate General nowadays. In accordance with Article 5 of the Book of the Islamic Penal Code if one tries to destroy this house would face penalty. Moienoltojjar historical House in Iran now is abandoned and its doors are closed for visiting. It is not possible to host the visit of public at this time neither Iranian nor foreigners. Due to Cancellation of Tobacco Contract and Compensation to Reggie Company and Empty State Treasury, Qajar opened the sale of this Garden for 90000 Tomans, West Side of Lalehzar by Mirza Ali Asghar Khan Atabak and the eastern part of what is now South Saadi is purchased and the eastern part is named after the Moienoltojjar; so he builds mansions for himself and his children.

Bushehr's Moienoltojjar historical House has been transformed from a residential house in Iran into a military one, and replaced by the Narcotics and then the Tehran Police Office. Ownership of the designated house of Bushehri is with the NAJA Cooperative Foundation nowadays.

Who was Bushehri?

Haj Mohammad Agha Boushehri, known as Moienoltojjar, was the representative of the people of Bushehr in the first and third periods of the National Assembly (born in Bushehr, death in Tehran), his father, Haj Mohammad Rahim Dehdashti was a successful businessman. Moienoltojjar was the Chief of Al-Tajar Bushehr, Director of Naseri Company (owner of Karun Shipping), member of the Eldalion Party, Chairman of the High Trade Council and author of the Persian Gulf Book.

The Tehran City Council has approved the requirement of the Tehran municipality to take over the historic home of "Haji Bushehri, the spiritual father of the ever-present Gulf" on Lalehzar Street and renamed it as the Persian Gulf House. A group of citizens of Bushehr is said to be ready to legally take over the house and convert it into a Persian Gulf home in Iran.

The modular house of the Bushehri is built on two floors, the exterior of the house is decorated with brickwork and chines knots. At the top of the windows the modular architectural element is used as modular, the windows were wooden and in 3-sided, the entrance doors and windows were formerly wooden but they were changed into iron during the Pahlavi era due to the change of useage from residential to military. The roof cover is a wooden beam with a wooden truss on which the iron sheet is drawn. In parts of the building there are short niche. The southern part of the house on the Pahlavi era adjoined like other monuments that have been built and arched and also most of them have no special characteristic in terms of architecture and decoration. The ground floor (exterior) of Bushehri's house is specially designed to accommodate guests and is vaster than the upper floor and is an exterior of the building. The staircase of the Moienoltojjar historical House in Iran is located in the central part of the ground floor. The entrance doors are designed with wooden stairs. On the staircase's roof, wooden decorations are used as framing, including knots and geometric patterns.

One of the highlights of Moienoltojjar historical House accommodation in Iran is paintings on it’s walls, given the numerous trips to Europe and inspired by tourist attractions in Europe or Asia such as France, Italy, India, etc., Bushehri has ordered to draw these arts on the walls which have been painted over time and can be said to have become the world's first international painting museum on plaster boards. The doors of this room, like the other adjacent rooms, are 3-sided and made of wood.

The first floor (inside) is used for special guests such as the king and courtiers and its roof is taller than the exterior, this section has several rooms as follows:

The first floor is the designated as special guest house for special guests such as royal family. Plaster ceilings and pre-heaters are in accordance with European architecture. The roof is made of wood like other parts of the ceiling and framed in the form of wooden knots and the doors are double and wooden.

The first floor of this house accommodation in Iran has been named the Multi Arch Chamber by adhering to all three of the arching principles (arched vest, Roman vault and multiplex vault). At the junction of the walls with the ceiling, an especial design was used. Plaster cutters have been used to install chandeliers in the middle of the round plaster ceiling. There is a fireplace that has a simple design and no special decorations. The materials of the wall is brick and mud, and then a layer of plaster and then painted. In this section, high humidity is observed and the roof scaling is indicative of air impurities. Painted room of the first floor, is one of the most important and most beautiful parts of this historical house in Iran.


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