House of colonel Marin Ionescu Dobrogianu

Good general condition, most of the architectural details were maintained and the immobile doesn’t have construction that would have cancelled or substantially modified the initial state.
  • 1890-1900
  • Constanța, Mircea cel Bătrân Street, at the corner with Vântului Lane

The house was inhabited, after his move to Constanța, as a corporal, then as an officer, by Marin Ionescu, who took on the name Dobrogianu (1866-1938). Marin Ionescu Dobrogianu published the first Romanian monograhp of Dobrogea: “Dobrogia at the beginning of the 20th century. Matematic, physical, political, economic and military geography.” (București, 1904), for which, in 1906, was awarded by the Romanian Academy and decorated by King Carol I with “Bene Merenti”, first class, the most important cultural distinction of Romania before the First World War. Marin Ionescu Dobrogianu published the first Romanian scientific research referencing Constanța and the Danube Delta: “Research on the city of Constanța” (1896) and “The lower course of the Danube and the formation of the Delta”. In 1935, before retiring because of health issues to Câmpulung Muscel, Marin Ionescu Dobrogianu donated his library and the furniture from the house he lived in to the Mircea cel Bâtrân High School of Constanța. Nowadays, the primary school no. 16 of Constanța bears his name.

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