About History – Photographs of Zugdidi in the 1930’s

Zugdidi (Georgian: ზუგდიდი) is the capital of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region in western Georgia. The name “Zugdidi” means “big/great hill”. The following photographs show how it looked during Soviet times in the 1930’s.

Zugdidi Fire Brigade in 1934

Zugdidi Fire Brigade in 1934

A bus in Zugdidi in the 1930's

A bus in Zugdidi in the 1930’s

Hotel Odishi in Zugdidi in the 1930's

Hotel Odishi in Zugdidi in the 1930’s

Zugdidi Public Baths in the 1930's

Zugdidi Public Baths in the 1930’s

Zugdidi Theater in the 1930's

Zugdidi Theater in the 1930’s

Zugdidi Administration building on Rustaveli Avenue in 1937

Zugdidi Administration building on Rustaveli Avenue in 1937

The Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi in the 1930's

The Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi in the 1930’s

Zugdidi in the 1930's

Zugdidi in the 1930’s

Photos courtesy of Zugdidi Municipality.

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