Wednesday, April 26, 2017

RECAİ MEHMET EFENDİ SIBYAN MEKTEBİ

Vefa, Fatih - Istanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°00'56.1"N 28°57'28.4"E / 41.015583, 28.957889

Recai Mehmet Efendi Sibyan Mektebi / Vefa - Fatih photo recaimehmet_madrasa107.jpg

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The sibyan mektebi, or primary school, of Recai Mehmet Efendi, First Lord of the Treasury and Keeper of the Seal under Sultan Abdülhamit I. It is currently used by the İlim Yayma Vakfı as Recai Mehmet Efendi Kütüphanesi.

The upper floor is built of alternate courses of brick and stone, but the entire ground floor is sheathed in an elaborately decorated marble casing. In the centre is the projecting curve of the sebil with three fine bronze grilles between the columns; on the left is the ornate entrance portal, while balancing this on the right is a çeşme. A long decorative inscription over the sebil gives the date of foundation as A.H. 1189 (A.D. 1775).

Unfortunately, the level of the ground has risen considerably since then and this imposing façade has been somewhat swamped and belittled by it. But in spite of this and the poor condition of the fabric, it remains one of the more elaborate and charming of the small Ottoman primary schools.

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