Considering Turc and Islamic art, Kastamonu which has culturel properties of Seljuk especially Emirates and Ottoman period, is a important centre. It has also a long history in terms of educational history too. With the Maarif-i Umumiye Regulation (Public Educational Regulation) dated 1869, published as one of the regulations of Tanzimat in the period of Sultan Abdülaziz, was decided to build children’s schools in the villages and neighbourhoods, intermediary in town of five hundred houses, preparatory for military schools in town of thousand houses, sultani in centre of the provinces. With the changes in the Turkish education system, as in the whole country, in Kastamonu also modern schools have been started to open. In the third quarter of the 19 th century Kastamonu, was the first among the Anatolian provinces in terms of number of educational structures had. From 19 th-20 th century to present in Kastamonu provinces, total 15 buildings came, namely: 4 preparatory, 5 non-muslim schools, 1 industrial school, 1 naval school, 1 girl institute, 2 libraries and 1 fine art gallery. In this study, three education structure located in the centre of Kastamonu and reached today preparatory for military schools, industrial school and rum school have been discussed from perspective of art history. Buildings have been introduced with their plans and architectural features, they have been compared with the other educational structures which were in Kastamonu between the date of 19 th-20 th century, considering the late period Ottoman public structures in terms of plan and façade arrangement, the art style of the period has been assessed in terms of interactions.
Ottoman Period, Kastamonu, Education buildings, Preparatory School, Industrial School, Rum School