Hunters Club

The Hunters Club was another striking building in Izmir Kordon with its unique architecture. The three-story building stood somewhat behind the others and the stairs led directly to the first floor. Trendy Art Nouveau front decorations and iron railings indicated that the club accommodated to the elite of Izmir. Before the club, an Aliotti trade house stood in that location. The Hunters Club was founded with 137 founding members in 1891 and this building was constructed in 1894. The Club underlines the importance of hunting in the social life of Izmir during the late 19th century and early 20th century. In addition to hunting organizations, the club also held gymnastics competitions and swimming and water sports activities in Paradiso (Şirinyer). The Hunters Club, along with the Sporting Club, led Izmir’s social and sporting life.

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