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“Ozhiti shenq”

Constructed in the 1890s by Levon Drampyan, a distinguished and philanthropic figure in the city, the opulent building emerged as a symbol of generosity. Levon Drampyan presented this lavish house as a wedding dowry to his daughter, Jawahir Drampyan, endearing it to the people of Gyumri, who fondly continue to call it the “Ozhiti shenq” Historical records unveil that, at a certain juncture, the building assumed a civic role as the municipality. In a cost-saving measure, Jawahir’s husband, Ter-Petrosyan, temporarily relocated municipal activities to their own residence.

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