“Ilarion Makariopolski“ house-museum
most interesting old house in the town of Elena is the “Ilarion Makariopolski“
house-museum. It is a monument of culture with national importance. There was
born the fighter for church independence Ilarion Makariopolski, his brother
Nikola Mihaylovski – an eminent man of learning and his son – the poet satirist
Stoyan Mihaylovski. In one of the rooms in 1863 was found Elena`s cultural club
its historical importance, the house is with a high architectural worth. It is
one of the rich Elena`s plank houses. It was built between 1710 and 1715 by
three stages. The house was constructed from wood and stone. The house has two
stores with big eaves, verandas, grated windows.
On the ground floor are located cellars, stores, a stable and one living room.
Two stairs lead to the second floor. The half of the veranda is occupied with a
plank-bed. There the whole family rested on in hot summer days.
In the eastern part of the yard of this house is located
the Hadzhihristov`s fountain. Earlier it was situated in the main street against
the home of the famous writer Petko Jordanov Todorov, but due to the regulation
of the street the fountain had to be moved. It was built in 1754 by Kara Yoan
from Arbanassi, great-uncle of Makariopolski. It was renovated in 1813 by Hadzhi
Stoyan Mihalyov, father of Ilarion Makariopolski. In its present shape the
fountain was repaired in 1873 by Hadji Hristo, brother of Ilarion. The fountain
was named Hadzhihristov`s Fountain after the name of Hadzhi Hristo. Near it is
the bust-monument of Ilarion Makariopolski.
If you want to learn more about
Makariopolski read the history of Elena.