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The Officers' Club building

The Officers' Club building, © Photoarchive Borbaenlarge


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Object:The Officers' Club building
Description:View of the Officers’ Club at the corner of Resava and Masarik streets. The building features large windows and a cupola with the inscription 'Oficirska Zadruga'. The scene in front includes an open cabriolet with a driver and an elegantly dressed couple in the rear, entering from the right. The car is about to pass an open carriage coming from the direction of the Officers’ Club. In the back of the latter is a young man or boy, who seems to be elegantly dressed in a suit and is reading a book or a newspaper. Several cars are parked in a row along Resava Street.
Comment:The building was designed by Svetozar Jovanović, a very young architect at that time, in cooperation with Danilo Vladisavljević and Vladimir Popović, and completed by 1908. The young man in the back of the carriage has dark skin and seems to be of African descent.
Date:Not before 1920, Not after 1940
Location:Belgrade, Resavska ulica
Country:Serbia (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Type:Photographic plate
Creator:Grdijan, Svetozar (probably)
Dimensions:Negative: 90mm x 130mm
Keywords:340 Structures > 341 Architecture
360 Settelments > 363 Streets and Traffic
180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
340 Structures > 347 Business Structures
Bibliography:Djurić-Zamolo, Divna (2009): Graditelji Beograda 1815-1914. Beograd: Muzej grada Beograda, 192.
Vujović, Branko (1994): Beograd u prošlosti i sadašnjosti. Beograd: Draganić, 247.
Copyright:Photoarchive Borba
Archive:Borba fotodokumentacija, Belgrade (Collection Vreme), Inv. No.: Borba.vlada
Editors:Milanka Matić, Nataša Mišković