The Kunz Widow’s House (or Mrs. Josef Kunz House) was one of the first buildings to appear after the ban to build on Timişoara citadel’s esplanade was lifted, in 1868.
It is claimed to have been built by Josef Kunz Comp. Brick Factory. What is more, Josef Geml, mayor of Timişoara between 1914-1918, mentions in his monography that the entire row on 3 August 1919 Boulevard, from the Archduke’s House to the ‘Regina Angliei’ (Queen of England) inn was built by brick manufacturer Josef Kunz.
In 1914, the house belonged to Josef Kunz’s widow. It is an important edifice, also called The Artists’ House, because many famous artists, like Romul Ladea, Ferdinand Gallas or Aurel Breilean, had their studios here. After World War II, Ecaterina Kato Fleischmann (teacher at the Art High School, choreographer and art collector)’s dance school was working in the building’s attic.