The Official Naming and Renaming of Streets in Split 1912–1928
The paper deals with the first systematic naming of Split's streets in 1912, followed by the renaming and naming of new streets from 1918 to 1928. The time covered by this paper is interesting as it spans the last period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the period of the Kingdom of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. The street names in the aforesaid frame therefore offer an insight into that time and transition processes. The first systematic naming of streets in 1912, reflected a consciousness of a rich urban heritage, as well as political conceptions of parties represented in thecommunity concil at that time. There was a strong tendency for emphasising the importance of certain local common families. The Austrian authorities also noticably ignored the naming strategies taken. The prewar council was reestablished after the First World War, but with a new mayor and executive.The new names of streets reflected their support regarding the establishing of the first Yugoslav state.
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