image courtesy of Okan Çetin
Located near the St. Jean Catholic Cathedral, the Scottish Protestant mission was destroyed in the 1922 fire, as seen. From the head gear of the nun we can tell she belonged to the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul order and the pure white tunic points to her being a nurse, possibly in the nearby St. Antonio Austrian Hospital where Vincencian nuns were the nurses.
image courtesy of Okan Çetin
Click here to view alternative views of the fire damaged Sacre Coeur chapel and here to view the St. Jean Cathedral.
image courtesy of Ümit Eser
The left end of the horizontal blue line end at the former Sacre Coeur / present Ticaret Lisesi, the other line points to the Cathedral, the Scottish Protestant Mission is near the street of hospitals, partly based on the perspective of the above photo. Click here to view the full sized map.
Taken from an archive German book, these engravings show the now non-existent ‘Deaconess House’ of Smyrna, a Lutheran movement based in Germany. The first Deaconess house was founded by Theodore Fliedner in 1836 in Kaiserwerth with volunteer evangelical Christians acting as unpaid nurses. By 1861 there were 27 houses spread across Germany and abroad including Beirut, Smyrna, Constantinople in the East and Pittsburgh in USA. This building was on Rue des Roses, (Frank Quarter) and was destroyed during the 1922 fire. According to author Rachel Rachella Asal it was one of the most reputed schools of the XIXth and begining of the XXth century. Many of the Protestant families of the city were sending their daughters to this School managed by nuns. More information on this movement here:
image courtesy of George Poulimenos
The nearby ‘Eglise Ecosais’ was a similar institution of Protestant Propoganda work amongst the Armenians and Jews of the city, consisting of a hall.
image courtesy of Alex Baltazzi
Superimposition of a new road networks over old position of hospitals in the Şehit Nevres Boulevard / Rue des Hopitaux region from Rauf Beyru ‘19 yüzyılda İzmir kenti’.
Former American Protestant Church of Smyrna | Former possible location of the Armenian Protestant Church of Smyrna