Narmanlı Inn is on the verge of a big change. The building will be renovated as part of a new project.
Eren Can, a lawyer volunteering with Beyoğlu City Defense, demanded that the inn be turned into a place where people can spend time, and the rooms which famous Turkish poets such as Bedri Rahmi, Ahmet Hamdi lived in be converted into a museum.
As part of the project, one of the shops will be converted to a museum for recollection. The first editions of the works of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, manuscripts of the works he created there and his photos from that time will be exhibited in the museum. The works, photos and notes of other artists and writers who once lived in Narmanlı Inn such as Bedri Rahmi will also be there in the museum.
Narmanlı Inn has been closed for nearly fifteen years. It was opened as a Russian Embassy building in 1831 at the first place. When embassy units moved to the current Russian Consulate in 1880, the building started to be used as a Russian prison until 1914. After that time, it was converted to a Russian Trade Office. The Russian decided to sell the building in 1933. Narmanlı family bought the building afterwards.
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