THE CROWN JEWEL
I am Konrad von Vilas from Austria. I have
studied architecture in the Munich
Polytechnic School. After my graduation I
moved to Constantinople to work for the
French railway company. In 1894 I arrived
in Drama to design the city's railway
station. This station became the crown
jewel of the railway line Salonique-
Constantinople. It is a European building
i n f l u e n c e d b y l o c a l
architecture. I completed
the passenger terminal, the
offices, the engine room, the
maintenance building and
the water tower in only one
y e a r. S i n c e 1 8 9 5
international passengers and
the mail arrive in Drama by
train.
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