Vladimir Antonov

Vladimir Antonov
1884 – 1939

Vladimir Antonov was a Russian architect who was instrumental in the development of the character of the city of Kumanovo. Although originating from the city of Tambov, Russia, the bulk of his career was spent in Kumanovo in the early 20th century.

Vladimir Antonov was elected municipal engineer in 1925, the position he retained until 1941. Most impressive old buildings in the city are his work and they belong to neoclassicism. With his expertise and knowledge, Vladimir Antonov brought many innovations in this sphere including expressionism in the local architecture that is not so often encountered elsewhere in Macedonia. In his time, most of the streets are paved and the first regulation plan of the city was implemented.

He is the designer of the municipal building, the Artisan House, Hotel Kumanovo, the rooftop of Sokolana, and almost all private buildings built in the so-called “Russian academism” (family homes of Gligorievikj, Hadzhipopov, Dzhitev, Manushev, Popovic, and family homes across the courthouse, etc).