At the beginning of the 1900s, in order to widen 3 August 1919 Blvd (Andrássy Road at the time), Timişoara City Hall bought Risticz and Sigmund’s ground floor houses and demolished them.
In their place, in 1908 began the construction of a tenement house which would help raise the city’s capital. The design belonged to László Székely, the city’s chief architect.
Finished in 1909, the building has three street fronts and two entrances, one in Romanilor Square and one on Ştefan Cel Mare street. At the first floor there was the so called Fabric Society Club (Geselligkeitsklub), which, during World War I, gave up the space for the city’s Commercial High School for Girls. Also during those times, two other properties on the second floor hosted the Commercial High School for Boys.
The house was sold in 1918 to the general manager of “Industria Lânii S.A.” factory, Rudolf Totisz, who, changed the building’s name to ‘Ştefania House’, honoring his wife.
Livia Coloji’s illustration depicts the corner of the building, between 3 August 1919 boulevard and Coronini (now Romanilor) Square, where there is a neighbourhood bar.