The Glavaš House

In 69 Josif Marinković street in Vranjevo, dr. Vladimir Glavaš was born (1834-1909). He was a great national benefactor who gave his house to church. It is known today as The Glavaš House and this house is the example of  wealthy household from the mid 19th century.

On the corner of Josif Marinković and Svetozar Marković street in Novi Bečej, in Vranjevo, stands the old house which used to belong to the Glavaš family. Adaptation and renovation of the house started so that Novi Bečej could establish a homeland museum.

The renovation started at the end of 2006 with the help of Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry from rural tourism developing funds. The roof is done as well as the hydro isolation. Floors were replaced and the walls were repaired. The new electro installation was done, water supply and gas supply. At the beginning of 2008, the restoration of  unique inner walls decorations has began.

From the Façade Renovation Project (2008), this house façade is also going to be renovated. It is going to stay as it was at the beginning of the 19th century. Except the main building, the outbuildings are also going to be renovated.

 

 The last phase in renovation of  the Glavaš House, will be garden decorating and renovation of the big “ajnfort” (German word:  Einfahrt  which means covered driveway) and adapting the attic for different purposes and activities. Except renovation and adaptation, many other activities have been planned here that would make this place to come alive. According to Dragan  Rauški, Head of Department of Urban Planning, Housing and Utilities in Novi Bečej municipality, it is possible to decorate the interior with the original furniture from the old  Glavaš House and with objects that can be connected to well-known composer from Novi Bečej, Josif Marinković, as well as with the objects which would present the life of bourgeois in the 19th century. There would be presentation of old crafts and the exhibition of old tools that had been used in agriculture in the outbuildings.

About dr. Vladimir Glavaš and the Glavaš House

In 69 Josif Marinković street in Vranjevo, dr. Vladimir Glavaš was born (1834-1909). He was a great national benefactor who gave his house to church. It is known today as The Glavaš House and this house is the example of  wealthy household from the mid 19th century.

Vladimir Glavaš graduated law at the university in Prague in 1862. While he was studying, he was a friend with Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, so citizens of Novi Bečej could meet them in the street. Many other famous people who visited Vladimir Glavaš at the time could be seen in Novi Bečej: Svetozar Miletić, Đura Jakšić…

Glavaš worked as a lawyer briefly because he couldn’t match his job and his moral values so he dedicated his life to economy and agriculture. He gave his house in the main street of Vranjevo to the Orthodox Church in Vranjevo. This house is today under the protection of state as a valuable monument.

The remaining of the antique furniture (two chairs, two old sofas, one wardrobe) and four portraits of the Glavaš family members that were painted by Nikola Aleksić , doorframes, wallpapers and other decoration from that time are in the house now and they perfectly match with the house milieu.

The house itself is the typical for Biedermeier period. Partially preserved furniture and interior decoration give complete ambience and the impression from the time when it was built. It should be preserved as much as it can because it represents a structural, stylish and esthetic work.

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