most outstanding privately-owned
building on the former main
square. It was nationalised after
World War II. Today, the building
houses the district court.
Construction of the family villa
located on the site of the former
Adlershofen Mansion was commissioned
in circa 1910 by a local
of Postojna, landowner and merchant
Fran Jurca (1845-1926). The
building was constructed in a historicist style
with a characteristic façade, which remains
interesting even today, and was surrounded
by a large garden. Around the same time,
Fran Jurca also had a family tomb built in
the town cemetery.
During World War I, Villa Jurca accommodated
General Svetozar Borojević von
Bojna, Commander of Austrian-Hungarian
armed forces' 5th Army, whose headquarters
were in Grand Hotel Adelsbergerhof in
Postojna. According to the parish chronicles,
General Borojević, accompanied by two soldiers,
would take a daily walk from the villa
through the Majlont area to the hillside of
Sovič, from where he returned to the headquarters
at Grand Hotel.
Adlershofen Mansion or the Eagle Mansion was
owned by the Garzarolli family, who sold the dilapidated
building to Fran Jurca. The former sculpture of an
eagle on the roof above the front of Villa Jurca was
most likely a tribute to the Eagle Mansion.