Building of the League of Prizren (Prizren)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 260/68

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2010

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

History

The League of Prizren Building is part of the Gazi Mehmed Pasha complex, namely the complex of the Albanian League of Prizren. The Complex of the League is an urban/architectural ensemble, strategically located in the old city centre, with special cultural, historical, societal and environmental values. The building is rectangular, intruding on the ground floor and the upper floor. The upper floor intrudes on the outside in its eastern façade. The façade is linear, with several rectangular openings, and a four-gutter roof. The building of the League of Prizren initially served as a Dershane (teaching room) in the Gazi Mehmed Pasha complex. From 1878 and until 1881, the building was used as an administrative office of the Albanian League of Prizren. During the 20th century, the building was used as a residence. In 1968, the building was relocated for several meters west, due to road construction. The period between 1976-1978 brought restoration and revitalization interventions, in which case, to celebrate the 100th anniversary, the building was transformed into a part of the Museum Complex of the Albanian League of Prizren. In March 1999, the facility was entirely ruined by Serbian paramilitary, and a park was constructed. After 1999 war, the works took place in designing and reconstructing this icon of the Albanian history. The works finished on 10th of June 2000. In 2003, the yard of the Museum was entirely redesigned, and the building is now a Historical Museum. The Museum features items demonstrating the history of political developments through the period 1878 – 1881.

References

Unique number: 002909

Name: Building of the League of Prizren

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Prizren

Locality: “League Square”

Postal Code: 20000

Name of Street: Sheshi i Lidhjes

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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