The House of Isak Pozharani (Gjilan)

Status

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

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 01.10.2014

History

On the street "Abdullah Tahiri" of the city of Gjilan, a two floor house of Isak Pozharani is located. This house was started building in 1908 by Kurtesh Pozharani and finished in 1913. The values accompanying this building are historical, aging and representative. The house is followed by a very interesting history, having been built by a historical figure of the 19th century, Kurtesh Kurteshi from Pozherani, known as Kurtesh Aga. This object associates with many historical events, of different periods, such as the story of the owner and builder of the facility, Kurtesh Aga, who has opposed the Ottoman government. Later during the communist era, the inhabitants of the house were threatened several times to be dispossessed of their property. Besides the historical value, the building is also known for architectural values as the civic flat of the massive building, with a rectangular plan. It is built of hardened bricks, covered by a two sided roof. Central heating installation, although incomplete due to the political circumstances of the time, is of particular importance for the study. The house is built on the ground floor and the first floor. It has eight rooms, four of which are on the ground floor and other four on the first floor. Connection between floors is made through internal wooden stairs. In the first floor towards the front facade from the walls’ perimeter the porch appears in console shape. Front facade has a linear approach, where openings of windows in rectangular shape, are sorted into groups of three and present a repeating rite. The interior is rich with old cupboards set into the walls, which are distinguished by wooden lids. Considering all the above mentioned elements, this building is representative of Gjilan history for more than 100 years.

References

Unique number: 000063

Name: The House of Isak Pozharani

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjilan

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjilan

City/Village: Gjilan

Locality: Gjilan

Postal Code: 60000

Name of Street: Abullah Tahiri

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 20th

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