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The 'Professors’ Colony' residential buildings

The 'Professors’ Colony' residential buildings, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:The 'Professors’ Colony' residential buildings
Description:View of three residential buildings decorated with flags along Stojan Novaković Street, on the corner of Jaša Prodanović street. The corner building features a commemorative plaque framed with a floral decoration next to one of the first-floor windows. Directly above, two women are leaning out of a second-floor window. Two girls are playing on the pavement next to the house entrance, one of them is sitting on a windowsill. In the lower right corner, a young man is leaning on a fence and looking towards the corner building.
Comment:The so-called 'Professors’ Colony' (Profesorska kolonija) was the first group of residential buildings commissioned by the Association of University Professors in Belgrade. The site is bordered by Jovan Cvijić Street, Despot Stefan Boulevard, Mitropolit Petar and Zdravko Čelar streets. It was designed and built by the architect Svetozar Jovanović (1892-1971), professor at the Technical Faculty and one of the Colony’s first inhabitants, on the initiative of Vladimir K. Petković, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, between 1926 and 1929. Many prominent Belgrade University professors also lived there, such as Milutin Milanković, Vladimir Ćorović, Milan Budimir and others.
Date:Not before 1925, Not after 1930
Location:Belgrade, Palilula
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:340 Structures > 341 Architecture
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
620 Community > 621 Community Structure
870 Education > 875 Teachers
Bibliography:Maksimović, Branko (1983): Ideje i stvarnost urbanizma Beograda 1830-1941. Beograd: Zavod za zaštitu kulture grada Beograda.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba0003
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković