3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD. “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy;
At the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19tha great number of Macedo-Romanians established to Craiova and its surroundings, playing an important role into the economic and the cultural development of this town. Among these we encounter Stoian Hagi Ţolea’s family, natives from Macedonia, dealing with livestock trading in particular large cattle in Austria and Ottoman Empire. From those sales Stoian Hagi Ţolea raised significant amounts ofmoney that allowed him to buy several estates within Oltenia, predominantly Romanaţi county. Among the estates bought-in it is also Radomir, purchased by friars from Boanta monastery in 1780.
Stoian Hagi Ţolea is conneded to a highly importantarchitectural monument from Radomir – a building that unfortunately it is no longer preserved today. It was a square shape (5.50×5.50m) with a height of 6m till the roof and two floors (downstairs and a floor). It served as permanent home. In 1948, after Clemenţa Cionea’s arrest, the building was nationalized and become into State’s property. Not being used the building decayed. This process gradually increased. In 1960, the local authorities with consent of the county have disposed the demolishing.
Cionea’s building, Stoian Hagi Ţolea, arhitectural monument, downstairs, ground floor