Luleburgaz Train Station At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century
The literature on the architecture of the Ottoman railway buildings is highly limited. In terms of architectural history the data presented here gathered through original documents at archives and personal collections is especially significant. In this paper five original drawings are introduced. Based on these documents information on the construction techniques plans and materials of the railway buildings are revealed. It is also understood that in this particular period of time several revisions were made in the original plan(ning) of the station such as the lodgments which were added for new officers. In that sense this paper illuminates the stratified history of the railway construction in the Ottoman Empire through one particular example. The original documents presented here vary in scale (from 1/25000 to 1/100) which makes it possible to deduce information from the level of urban scale to the level and scale of materials in concern. Other than the drawings hand written notes on these plans provide momentous data concerning the railway history.