Road canton, 19th century
It is a construction appeared upon the development and the revamping of road network, fact that required finding a solution for the roads maintenance. In this sense, at the end of the 19th century, it is initiated the organization and the construction of road cantons, where the road workers responsible for a certain part of the road, lived.
The floored cantons, in Romanian style, were projected by the architect of the Ministry of Public Works, Petre Antonescu, inspired by the traditional architecture, and therefore the aspect of the road canton have some influences from the cults architecture, and from the aspect of rural houses form the hill and mountain areas.
The construction from the museum, with brick masonry and roof in tiles, includes two floors, with the partial porch at the main façade, fitted with wooden pillars. The ground floor is designed for current activities, some of the road cantons beings also equipped with telegraphic stations or phone points, model 1878. The floor is the living house from work for the road worker and for his family.