Town Hall of Kalamata

The City Hall of Kalamata, a neoclassical “ornament”, is on the pedestrian street of Aristomenis at the center of city. It was built in the 1890s and was the mansion of merchant of Kalamata, Panagiotis Psaltis. It is a two storey building with a wooden roof and coating of French tiles. Characteristics of the building of the City Hall of Kalamata are north Italian effects, the symmetry of the individual elements and the asymmetry in the overall composition and among its remarkable elements we can also see the marble balconies and cast iron railings.

The City Hall of Kalamata was rebuilt many times. Originally the ground floor had shops and the first floor was used for residence. In the late 19th century they expanded the back of the original building covering the entire length of the land, on the road Koumandos and part of the road Nedontas. The addition was made on the ground and first floor , extending the areas of shops and residence creating an open terrace on the first floor οn the northwest corner of the building. In this period the building that later housed the City Hall of Kalamata, housed a bank.

The third reconstruction of the building of the City Hall of Kalamata was held around 1960, by adding a section on Nedontas street and so it becomes quadrilateral and rectangular.

Most Popular