Izvoranu-Geblescu Kula

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  • LMI (Historical Monument List) Code: DJ-II-m-A-08200
  • Location:

    Brabova village, Brabova district, Dolj county

  • Access:

    From the city of Craiova, on the road to Cernele – Breasta - Predeşti – Pietroaia- Brabova, at about 30 km.

  • References:

    This is not a public building.

  • Original/current function: kula/ out of use, abandoned
  • Date: The 18th century, subsequent add-ons
  • History:

    The kula was erected in the 18th century by Izvoreni boyars. Initially, it had two floors. In 1841, the estate of Brabova was bought by Radu Geblescu. The new owner modified the kula, by adding a third floor, with a turret. The wooden girdle was added at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Description:

    The kula has a compact, rectangular layout. It has three floors. On the ground floor there is the cellar, which is accessible from the inside, through the staircase. The cellar is also accessible from the outside. The lodging area is on the upper floors. The second floor, added later to the kula, has a turret, with trilobial arcades. It was reinforced, at the beginning of the 20th century, with a wooden girdle. The arcades on the turret's sides were closed with windows, possibly when the girdle was added. On the kula's Northern side there is an extension that houses the privy, which is accessible from the first floor, from the inside, and from the second floor, from the girdle. Embrasures are to be seen on the first floor, around the staircase.

  • Conservation status: Pre-collapse
  • Bibliography:

    Ancuţa-Ruşinaru Elisabeta, On two kulas from Dolj county, RMM-MIA, Nr. 2, 1979

    Atanasescu Iancu, Grama Valeriu, Kulas from Oltenia, Scrisul Românesc Publishing House, Craiova, 1974

    Creţeanu Radu, Creţeanu Sarmiza, Kulas from Romania, Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1969

    Ghika Budeşti Nicolae, Architecture's Evolution in Wallachia and in Oltenia. Part Four. The New Style from the 18th Century, BCMI Anul XXIX Fascicola 87-90, 1936

    Ionescu Grigore, The History of Romanian Architecture, Cartea Românească Publishing House, Bucharest, 1937

    Ionescu Grigore, Architecture on Romania's Territory Throughout the Centuries, The Romanian Academy's Publishing House, Bucharest, 1982

    Janecke Wilhelm von, Das Rumanische Bauern – und Bojarenhaus, Konig Carol – Verlag Publishing House, Bucharest, 1918

    The archive of the National Institute of Heritage


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