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Germir is very close to the megacity Kayseri. It's growth is visible in the increasing amount of city blocks, wich come closer every year and endanger the historical buildings of the village. Germir was a trading centre at the ancient silk road. Greek and Armenian traders had settled here. Today there is only little more or less destroyed architectural evidence left. A population census in 1875 documents 203 Turkish, 405 Armenian and 606 Greek families with 6070 persons altogether. One of these families were the ancestors of Elia Kazan (1909-2003).
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Damaged Greek church from 1835. It had been used as storage and cowshed.
The building right of the church was the house of the priest.
Surp Stepanos, Armenian church, ca.1860
Only the west wall of the Armenian church is visible from the central square of the village. Inside is only an apse with a few wall paintings.