Dany Chamoun Square

 

Dany Chamoun Square

 

Dany Chamoun, a native of DeirElQamar, and prominent Lebanese political leader who was savagely assassinated in 1990 together with his wife Ingrid and his two sons Tarek and Julian.

 

 

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Dany CHAMOUN
Dany Chamoun

The Dany Chamoun Square, formerly known as the Midane (meaning the jousting area). In the days of the Emirs, the square was on the same level as the access roads.


Dany Chamoun Square
Dany Chamoun Square


The 19th Century Fountain. (1983)
The 19th Century Fountain
(Photo.1983)

Dany Chamoun Square - The Circular Drinking Fountain
The Circular Drinking Fountain

The circular drinking fountain which receives its water from the Shalout source, was built in the 19th century during the Moutassarrifat period, i.e. the Ottoman period.

Dany Chamoun Square - The Circular Drinking Fountain
The Circular Drinking Fountain
in the Center of Dany Chamoun Square


Dany Chamoun Square formerly known as Midane Square
Dany Chamoun Square. Before 1963


On the north, facing side of the square, there are three commemorative plaques:

The center plaque dating from 1972 commemorates the restoration work done to the square and inaugurated by President Suleiman Frangie.

Commemorative Plaques
The Commemorative Plaque
of President Suleiman Frangie


To the right, is the plaque renaming the square in memory of Dany Chamoun, a native of DeirElQamar, and prominent Lebanese political leader who was savagely assassinated in 1990 together with his wife Ingrid and his two sons Tarek and Julian.

Dany Chamoun Plaque
The Plaque of the Martyrs
Dany Chamoun and his Family


The plaque on the left dates from 1991 and bears witness and thanks to M. Walid Joumblatt then Minister of Public Works, who at the time, helped bring the square to its present standing and condition.

Commemorative Plaques
The Commemorative Plaque
of M. Walid Joumblatt


Dany Chamoun Square formerly known as Midane Square
Dany Chamoun Square. Before 1963

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