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Constructed in the 1880s, Lalezar avenue – also known as “Champs-Elysées of Tehran”- was once a symbol of modernity in a pre-modern country. There were many well-known theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cinemas and shops in Lalezar Avenue. (→ See today’s Lalezar Avenue)

Lalezar boulevard, Late 19th century

Lalezar boulevard, Late 19th century

Cafe Pars, Lalezar avenue, the 1920s)

Cafe Pars, Lalezar avenue, the 1920s

Lalezar avenue, postcard, around 1910-1920

Lalezar avenue, postcard, around 1910-1920/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9435" align="alignnone" width="580"]Lalezar avenue, postcard, around 1910-1920Lalezar avenue, postcard, around 1910-1920

Lalezar avenue, Cafe Pars, the 1930s

Lalezar avenue, Cafe Pars, the 1930s

Lalezar avenue, the 1930

Lalezar avenue, the 1930s

Lalezar avenue, 1937

Lalezar avenue, 1937

Lalezar avenue, 1942

Lalezar avenue, 1942

Lalezar avenue, 1946

Lalezar avenue, 1946

Lalezar avenue, 1947

Lalezar avenue, 1947

Lalezar avenue, ~Late 1940s

Lalezar avenue, ~Late 1940s

Lalezar avenue, 1952

Lalezar avenue, 1952

Lalezar avenue, Late 1950s

Lalezar and Istanbul Avenues intersection, Late 1950s

Lalezar avenue, ~ early 1960s

Lalezar avenue, ~ early 1960s

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