Streets, Houses, Warehouses, and Shops: Residential and Commercial Areas in Kasap ƒlyas

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In 1885 there was a total of 242 Muslim households in Kasap ƒlyas. However, the mahalle did not contain that many dwellings. The census documents only show a total of 149 houses. We can surmise that the total number of houses in the mahalle must not have exceeded 160. Whatever the case may be, it is clear that in many cases the same house was shared by two or more coresidential units. Households were listed in the census by address (by street name and street number), and to many of these addresses was appended the word mükerrer (repeated), followed by the relevant street number. This clearly signifies that more than one household shared the same dwelling unit bearing an identical street number.


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