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Ferdowsi Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Tehran and it used to be called Ala’odoleh Avenue in Qajar period. It runs from Toopkhane in the south and after passing through Istanbul intersection it ends in Ferdowsi Square in the north.

Embassies of Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, the buildings of National Bank of Iran & Bank Sepah, and several museums including National Jewels Museum & Bank Sepah’s Coin Museum are all located on this avenue. The first Department Store in Iran – the popular Ferdowsi Store – was also on this avenue.

Alao-Ddowleh Avenue in Winter, 1910

Alao-Ddowleh Avenue in Winter, 1910

Alao-Ddowleh Avenue in Winter, about 1910

Alao-Ddowleh Avenue in Winter, about 1910

Hôtel de France, Alao-Ddowleh Avenue, 1915

Hôtel de France, Alao-Ddowleh Avenue, 1915

British Embassy, Alao-Ddowleh Avenue

British Embassy, Alao-Ddowleh Avenue

Ferdowsi Ave, Early 1930s

Ferdowsi Ave, Early 1930s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1930s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1930s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1930s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1930s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1946

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1946 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1950s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1950s

Ferdowsi Department Store, Ferdowsi Avenue, 1961 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Department Store, Ferdowsi Avenue, 1961 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Department Store, Ferdowsi Avenue, mid 1960s

Ferdowsi Department Store, Ferdowsi Avenue, mid 1960s

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1961 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1961 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Avenue, Early 1960s

Ferdowsi Avenue, Early 1960s

Ferdowsi Avenue, 1962

Ferdowsi Avenue, 1962

Ferdowsi Avenue at night, 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Avenue at night, 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Banke Melli Building (The National Bank), Ferdowsi Ave, 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Ave., 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Ave., 1966 (Photo by Mahmoud Pakzad)

Ferdowsi Avenue, mid 1960s

Ferdowsi Avenue, mid 1960s

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