MEMORIAL SCHOOL "FIRST SERBIAN UPRISING"

skola 04bMemorial School was built on the occasion of 130-anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising and has an interesting prehistory. On the eve of the first World War, the 1912. HM King Petar I visited the historic Orasac. Then he was asked by farmers for, instead of monuments of Karadjordje and rebels, to raise educational edifice. The King has promised to raise the school as soon as the memorial endowment at Oplenac got finished. What is promised is fulfilled. What promised Karadjordje's grandson , filfilled a son of King Peter, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia.
karmeloBy his order in 1923. was found the committee for memorial school construction. The whole kingdom participated in the construction of this beautiful building, which is the work of architect Petar Gaici. Kong gave the first item of 100,000 dinars and The Danube Banovina has provided 800,000 dinars. Orašac villagers gave labor and collected 300,000 dinars. School foundations were sanctified 1927. and construction, led by G.D.Airović Aranđelovac Italian from Palermo, who remained in the country of their captivity, was completed in 1932.That school was built as a monument to whose construction has invested about 2 million dinars.

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Consecration ceremonyof the school, at 15th February 1933., which was performed, in the name of His Holiness Patriarch Varnava, by vicar Mr.Tihon, was attended by HMKing Alexander I of Yugoslavia. It was a large popular festivities in honor of the great Supreme Leader and his fellow soldiers. School consists of two floors. It is built of granite blocks nicely processed and with extreme precision. Arched windows, some of which are trifoli insight, with well-treated columns, and a host of other distinctive elements and processed an average of detail, giving school buildings look nicely shaped, which is characterized by dynamism and stylistic unity.

Above the door, on a marble board is engraved text that reads:

NATIONAL SCHOOL - MEMORIAL TO UPRISING UNDER KARADJORDJE'S LEADERSHIP IN ORASAC. GRATEFUL SUMADIJA BUILTED THIS HOME FOR MEMORIAL AND GLORY OF KARADJORDJE AND OTHER MANY LAUDABLE ANCESTORS THAT ROSE UPRISING IN 1804. ON THIS SITE AND STARTED GREAT WORK OF NATIONAL LIBERATION AND UNITY