Heritage and identity: Glavašev's House - Jewel of Vranjeva history

Discover the rich heritage and cultural identity of Vranjevo through the story of the House of Glavas. This architecturally significant building is a symbol of the past and identity of this area. With its classic variant of the classicist style, rich decoration and deep roots in history, the house exudes character and tells the story of the times that shaped the community. Read more about its characteristics, architectural details and role in the cultural life of Vranjevo. The House of Glavas not only preserves heritage, but also inspires a vision of the future, encouraging awareness of the importance of preserving cultural identity for generations to come.

The House of Vladimir Glavaš

The House of Vladimir Glavaš

The Glavaš family house in Vranjevo, built in the first half of the 19th century, represents one of the rare examples of a wealthier civic house from that period in Central Banat. On the same plot, there is also an auxiliary building on the regulatory line of Svetozar Marković Street. Across the street from the house in the same street, there is a Roman Catholic church.

The house is constructed in the style of a simplified version of classicism as a single-story corner building, positioned on the regulatory line of Josif Marinković and Svetozar Marković streets, extending with a narrower side. Below the central part of the building is a cellar with a semi-circular vault. On the courtyard side, there is a deep masonry porch from which the staff entered the kitchen. The eaves have a notched top, forming a trapezoidal shape. The roof is double-sloped, steep, and covered with clay roof tiles.

The main facade of the house facing Josif Marinković Street is divided by pilasters into fields of uneven width. Window openings are located in narrower fields. The main architectural ornament on the facade consists of pilasters and shallow plaster decoration with a geometric motif below the windows, rectangles with notched corners, adorned with diamonds. Horizontal lines on the facades are emphasized by a prominent mortar plinth and a attic cornice with pronounced profiling. All woodwork - doors, windows, and shutters are wooden. The windows are double, wooden, either double-leafed or single-leafed with a fine square division, muntins, and a double transom. The windows feature ornate wrought iron grilles adorned with metal flowers.

On the left side of the main facade, there is a large carriage-pedestrian gate, three-winged, solid, wooden, shaped from horizontally placed planks. The main staircase area is located at the end of the right wall of the carriage passage (ajnfort) and is raised eight steps from ground level with a wooden tread. The stairs lead to a small porch paved with brick in the shape of a cube. On the same wall of the carriage passage are the cellar doors.

To the left of the ajnfort, next to the wooden stairs (lotri) leading to the attic, is a masonry outhouse. In the backyard behind the house, masonry auxiliary rooms were used to accommodate carriage horses, tools, and the stay of the staff. The staff entered the courtyard through a single-wing pedestrian gate at the end of the side facade on Svetozar Marković Street.

A marble plaque with the inscription is placed on the main facade of the house: "Here was born Dr. Vladimir Glavaš, a great philanthropist 1834-1909."

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