Rare photos of Toopkhaneh square

These changes can be said to have happened in line with the globally spread modernization as a result of which the ‘square,’ as an urban entity, was losing its previous functions and identity.There used to be six gateways in the north, south, west, and east of the square joining the square to the main streets of capital. The same streets still find their way to the square but the gates are no more existent. On the eastern flank, originally the location of Royal Bank, you see the old building of Bank-e Tejarat which has been recorded as a national heritage.