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Naum Torbov (1880-1952)

Naum Nikolov Torbov is a Bulgarian architect who designed the building of the Central Market Hall in Sofia. He was born on November 18, 1880 in the village Gopet, Bitola. Torbov graduated architecture in the Bucharest Institute of Fine Arts, Romania. He worked in the Ministry of Public Buildings, Roads and Public Works and the Municipality of Sofia. From 1908 he started a private architectural practice. He is a supporter of the national romantic movement in architecture. Torbov is an author of more than 100 public, industrial and residential buildings in Sofia, Oryahovo, Silistra, Botevgrad, Dupnitsa Municipality. Among his most famous buildings are: hotel "Continental", hotel "Paris", house Hentov on "Knyaz Boris I" Street in Sofia, house Stanishev, later Chief Mufti's Office, on "Brothers Miladinovi" in Sofia, mason building on the "Hristo Botev" boulevard in Sofia, Central Sofia Market Hall on "Maria Luisa" boulevard in Sofia, Profitable House of Dimitar Kostov on "Alabin" Street in Sofia, the Romanian Institute on "Exarch Joseph" Street in Sofia. The architect is also the author of brewery "Macedonia". His doing is the leather factory of the Shaulovi brothers. He manages the finishing works of Hristo Gendovich, at the Sofia Regional Court. He died on June 2, 1952 (Photo:

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