—Odunpazarı is one of the central districts of
Eskisehir which is identified with the city. The popularity that
the area has is not only owing to the tourism flourished by the
concept of “Odunpazarı Houses” which became a trademark
by the renovation and restoration projects realized within the
district, but also the significant place it always has through the
historical development of Eskisehir and the continuity of the
historical pattern that accomplished to survive.
The purpose of this study is to scrutinize how Odunpazarı
has physically and socially been affected during the change of
Eskisehir in time, in which way the patterns have developed by
the effects of this change and the results of the urban planning
regarding the district.
—Conservation, eskişehir, historical settlement,
Kolsal Fatma is with the School of Natural and Applied Sciences of
Anadolu University, Master of Building Science, Eskisehir, Turkey (e-mail:
Koca Guler is with the Anadolu University, Faculty of Design &
Architecture, Department of Architecture, Eskisehir, Turkey (e-mail:
Cite: Fatma Kolsal and Güler Koca, " Historical, Physical, and Social Development of
Odunpazarı," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 557-560, 2015.