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Riad al-Solh historical house safe after fire
The Daily Star
By Mohammad Zaatari
SIDON, Lebanon: The historical residence of late former Prime Minister Riad al-Solh in Sidon suffered minimal damage Thursday despite the eruption of a nearby fire.
One of the house’s windows was damaged by the fire, which began in surrounding bushes. Strong winds fanned the fire before Civil Defense teams arrived and managed to prevent further harm to the house.
The house was built between 1880 and 1890, where Sidon native Solh was raised, and is located near Sidon's land castle. It was renovated in early 2000s and is well preserved from the inside. The house still includes Solh's belongings.
Solh was Lebanon's first post-independence Prime Minister after the country won independence from the French Mandate in 1943.