One of the oldest houses in Belgrade is Manak's house. It is located in Savamala historical district. Some argue that it was built as a post office during the reign of Prince Miloš Obrenović. Later it was converted into a tavern. Now it forms part of the Museum of Ethnography.
This oriental looking self-standing one story building houses the precious collection of belongings and documents of two greatest Serbian reformists, Vuk Karadžić (considered as the father of Serbian language) and Dositej Obradović (enlightener and first Minister of Education).
Originally, summer house of a merchant, Djordje Pavlovic, was used after the Great War (WWI), from 1919-1921, as the residence of King Peter (at the time he already passed the crown to his son, Alexander) because the Old Palace was severely damaged. Peter Karadjordjević died in this rented house, in 1921.