Construction

 

          Today’s museum of communications started out Jun 1991 in one third (west wing) which once was customs post, under the name of Post museum. This museum is established in one of the most stylish governmental buildings and it is eager to please the inquisitive minds. The construction of the building began in 1928, due to the orders from minister at the time, SoorEsrafil, costing 536000 Toman during four years covering 15000 sq m area. In 1934 the Central post office was officially inaugurated.

           Architectural style of the building is known as “National reza khani”style which is a blend of Alchemanians (columns and its bullhead capitals) and Islamic Safavi (Shah Abbasi curved arcs it is also inspired by traditional caravanserais and their four loggia designs. Facing of the building is bricks but stone is used in columns and its capitals, base stone, stairs and decorating outdoor belts.

 

Chronology of presented works: 1924-1945

 

 Alborz College 1924

Teacher`s college 1928

Higher school for agriculture 1928

Qasr prison 1928

Central post office 1928- 1934

Darolfenon technical school 1928- 1935

Professors` house at higher school for agriculture 1929

Razi research institute 1931 1933

Karaj sugar factory 1932

Managers ` house, karaj sugar factory 1932

Teacher`s school 1934-1935

Amjadieh (shiroodi gymnasium) 1934

Varamin sugar factory 1934

Varamin sugar factory residential quarters 1934

Pahlavi primary school, Hamadan 1935

Saint Mary church 1938-1945

Orthodox Church, Tehran 1944-1945

Amindodoleh mosque 1945