Zokak el-Blat used to be one of the upper class districts in Beirut where villas and palaces were built. It was also the first area to have a paved road, hence its name. Two of the most notable palaces in the area are the Heneine Palace and Bechara El Khoury’s palace.
We paid a visit to Bechara El Khoury’s palace few days ago and took some pictures from inside the 19th century mansion. The palace has been abandoned for a long time and is now occupied by a carpenter who claims to pay rent to the Municipality and a gentleman who once used to serve the El Khoury family as a butler. It is currently owned by the municipality.
Check out the pictures. You can find others on [Homelandandbeyond].