Ethnological Collection in Kasarna, Jesenice
|Etnološka zbirka v Kasarni, Jesenice|
|Cesta Franceta Prešerna 48, SI-4270 Jesenice|
|Phone||386 (0) 4 583 3506, 386 (0) 4 583 3500|
|Managed by||Upper Sava Valley Museum, Jesenice|
|Irena Lačen Benedičič, Director|
Technical monuments in Stara Sava
The two-storey late Baroque building has three entrances and presents one of the earliest examples in the inner Austrian territory of multi-residential housing for workers. Together with other buildings at Stara Sava it forms the complex of the Bucelleni-Ruard Manor, first established in the 16th century.
In Stara Sava one can also see the Bucelleni-Ruard Manor, remnants of the blast furnace and puddling mill, the little ironworks' Jesuit style Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Roch, a chimney, a mill, and part of a concrete water trough. The complex is protected as a technical monument.
A family had the right to live in the Kasarna if one of its members was employed in the iron forge. On average, 15 families lived in the building, sharing the kitchen, toilets, entrance hall, woodshed, and other common spaces. The kitchen and a room of the workers' dwelling reflect life in the 1930s and 1940s. Using characteristic wooden furniture with ornaments in the bedroom and period kitchen equipment including a built-in wall range, grid iron, coffee grinding-mill and other implements, the life of an iron-workers' family is authentically documented.
- Upper Sava Valley Museum, Jesenice
- Iron-making, Mining and Palaeontologic Collection in Bucelleni-Ruard Manor, Jesenice in Stara Sava
- Kasarna web page
- Photos of Stara Sava on kraji.eu website
- Kasarna on Wikipedia
- Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Roch on Wikipedia
- Kranjska industrijska družba on Wikipedija (in Slovenian)
- Jesenice on Wikipedija (in Slovenian)
- Slovene author Miha Mazzini's book The Cartier Project set in Jesenice