The Stone mansion of Goskaj (Peja)

Status

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection: 23.04.2002

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

History

The stone mansion of Gockaj In the town of Peja, in the neighbourhood of Vorret e Gjata, there is a three story mansion (according to the numbering by the people) of Shaban Gocka. This construction was carried out in the tenth decade of the XIX century. The mansion had a residential function. Besides the mansion used as "guest room" the building had also the "women’s home”. The mansion mainly preserves the original condition of the building, after the wooden decorations in the men's guest room. The mansion has three floors, where each environment had a particular function. In the ground floor there was a warehouse, in the first floor there was the residential room, whereas in the top floor the men's guest room. The building belongs to the mansion/tower type, with stone paving that goes from the corner of the mansion/tower and external staircase to the men’s guest room. The construction is carried out mainly by hewn and few non-hewn stones hewn and belongs to the rustic technique (village/peasant). During the Young Turks period, the building has undergone transformations in openings (windows) of the top floor, where the windows have gained the architrave covers. After restoration, the windows are back to its original state, they have gained curved covers from the outside. Today the mansion/tower has changed the function and serves to the administrative needs of Regional Cultural Heritage Centre in Peja. The internal organization is adapted to the new function, where separation walls were added in the upper floor.

References

Unique number: 000327

Name: The Stone mansion of Goskaj

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Pejë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Peja

City/Village: City-Village: Peja

Locality: Peja

Postal Code: 30000

Name of Street: Enver Hadri

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 19th

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