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Mango house

Dec 12,2012 | 14:26
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Mango house, in Jabal Amman, is home to the memories of one of the capital’s most prominent families. Situated on Omar Ben Khattab Street (formerly Mango Street), the mansion is both a noteworthy example of the 1940s architecture and a testament to the Mango family’s history. Originally from the West Bank town of Nablus, the Mango family came to Jordan in 1927, settling in Salt. Hamdi Mango, who built the family’s legacy through his success as a trader, later moved from Salt to downtown Amman, to be closer to the railroad, according to Zaha Mango (née Jardaneh), the wife of Hamdi’s late son Ali. By Muath Freij