Industrial Heritage

A stroll around old industrial buildings and their history.

Plomari, as far as the manufacturing of oil and its products is concerned, became one of the largest handicraft and industrial centers in the Aegean Sea. In fact, according to Oikonomos Taxis, in 1909 there were twelve soap factories, ten oil-presses, one hydraulic flour-mill and two kernel oil factories in the eastern entrance of the city, as well as two steam “talc” oil-presses.

Σαπωνοποιεία και Ελαιοτριβεία στον Ταρσανά(1896). Soap and Olive press factories in Tarsanas area(1896)

Soap and Olive press factories in Tarsanas area(1896).

Πανοραμική άποψη βιομηχανικού συγκροτήματος στις όχθες του Σεδούντα. Panoramic view ofthe industrial building complex in the river Sedounta estuaries

Panoramic view of the industrial building complex in the river Sedounta estuaries.

Γενική άποψη Σαπωνοποιείου Ξυπτερά. General view of the Xypteras Soap Factory

General view of the Xypteras Soap Factory.

Γενική άποψη βιομηχανικού συγκροτήματος στην ανατολική είσοδο του Πλωμαρίου. General view of the industrial buildings complex in the entrance of Plomari

General view of the industrial buildings complex in the entrance of Plomari.

Γενική άποψη Ελαιοτριβείου- Σαπωνοποιείου Βουλαλά. General view of Voulala's Olive Press Soap Factory

General view of Voulala’s Olive Press Soap Factory.

Most old industrial buildings in Plomari are abandoned today. Very few have been restored, currently hosting new uses. In the past though, they played a major part in the financial development of the Plomari city as well as in its subsequent cultural and intellectual development. Even today, though, as long as these buildings are promoted, maintained – restored, they can play their own new part in the financial, cultural and financial development of Plomari.

 

Τζαν η μηχανή, Σεδούντα. Tzan' s machine, Sedounta

Tzan’ s machine, Sedounta.

Σαπωνοποιείο Ιωάννη Πούλια, σημερινό Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο .Ioannis Poulias soap factory, today Cultural Center

Ioannis Poulias soap factory, today Cultural Center.

Ελαιοτριβείο- Σαπωνοποιείο Εμμ. Σίμου. Φωτο Πανδέκτης.Emm. Simos Olive Press Soap Factory

Emm. Simos Olive Press Soap Factory.

 

Literature: 1. Cultural and Environmental Promenade at Plomari, π. 167&1 documenter, July 2015,

Edit. Cultural Associationof Plomari “Polion”

2 Industrial Buildings in Plomari Lesos, George Kakes, p. 117, November 2013, Edit. Cultural

Associationof Plomari “Polion”

3.Photos archive of Cultural Association of Plomari «Polion»