Çukur Inn

Estimated to have been constructed in the late 17th century, the almost rectangular asymmetrical inn was laid in a north-south orientation with a courtyard in the middle. The entrance was through a door on the north wall, facing Osmaniye Avenue (within the Peştemalcılar bazaar). The sections in the entrance and to the left were two-story, while the section in the back had a third story. The Inn was first used for textile trade and storage as Osmaniye Avenue was the main route to the city center for caravans arriving in Izmir. In the 19th century, office spaces mushroomed in the inn with the commercial activities shifting toward the coastline. Surviving the 1922 fire without damage, the inn was demolished during the construction of the İsmet Paşa Boulevard.