Buildings in Fabric

The historic buildings in Fabric, apart from stoically holding their ground as time goes by, bring history into sight and silently tell stories. This is the place they are presented, from their beginnings up until now.


2 Romanilor sq.
Miksa Róna Palace

According to images from the beginning of the 20th century, on the site where the Miksa (Max) Róna Apartment Building and the Ştefania Apartment Building are now located, there ...

14 Episcop Alexandru Bonnaz str.
Eduard Prohaska Palace

Part the west front of The Romans’ Square, left of the Millenium Church, there is the Eduard Prohaska Apartment Building, an edifice built in the style of Historicist Eclecticis...

4 Ștefan Cel Mare str.
Miksa Róna Palace

According to images from the beginning of the 20th century, on the site where the Miksa (Max) Róna Apartment Building and the Ştefania Apartment Building are now located, there ...

2 Dr. Gheorghe Marinescu str.
Dávid Hübsch Palace

Following the tram line leading from the center to Traian Square, we arrive on the Boulevard “3 August 1919,” a relatively narrow boulevard flanked by 19th century buildings. Am...

1 Traian sq.
The Former "Moroccan" Inn

This building hosted for many years one of the most important eating houses in Fabric neighbourhood: the “Moroccan Inn”. In 1851, George Liota appears mentioned as the owner of ...

2 Traian sq.
The Mercur Palace

The Mercur House was constructed between 1908-1909, in Secession style, replacing a more modest house. The silent partner, Adalbert (Béla) Fiatska, was the president of the ‘Hu...

2 Nistrului Drv.
Károly Kiss House

According to old images, the rental house located on Nistrului Drive no. 2 was probably built between 1913-1914. It belonged to the city engineer Károly Kiss, the brother-in-law...

1 Episcop Ioseph Lonovici str.
Josef Kunz House

Fabric was the neighbourhood in Timișoara where the Kunz family members built and owned the most properties. After erecting, in 1870, the first two storey building in the neighb...

4 3 August 1919 blvd.
Ferencz Pruschinovsky House

In the second half of the 19th century, on this area there was only a park (the so called Vorpark), owned by the city after it had been given away by the army, under the conditi...

3 3 August 1919 blvd.
Karl Kunz House

Fabric was the neighbourhood in Timişoara where the Kunz family members erected the most buildings, both for themselves, and for their clients. The house on number 3, 3 August ...

1 Romanilor sq.
Ştefania Palace

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 demolis...

13 3 August 1919 blvd.
Kunz Widow's House

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 cl...

5 3 August 1919 blvd.
Franz Anheuer Palace

The Franz Anheuer Palace was built between 1900-1901 in Secession style, with the help of civil engineer and designer Eduard (Ede) Reiter. It was built in the same with the Igna...

8 Romanilor sq.
Zala (Friedmann) House

According to old images, the building had already been erected when the ‘Millenium’ Roman-Catholic church was being built (1896-1900) in Coronini Square (today Romanilor Square)...

3 Ștefan Cel Mare str.
Tenement House

There are few details known about the tenement home on 3 Ştefan cel Mare Street. However, according to rare historic photographs, it is assumed that the building existed in the ...

10 Dacilor str.
Kovács House

At the end of the 20th century, on the premises of the current Kovács House, there was another building, in which the third pharmacy in Fabric was founded. The opening of ‘La S...

11 3 August 1919 blvd.
The Archduke's House

Built around 1870 by the entrepreneur Josef Kunz, it was the first two storey building in the Fabric neighbourhood. This led to the discontent of other owners, who were afraid t...

1 Uzinei str.
The Hydro-Electric Plant

Before Bega was regularized, Fabric was crossed by many of the river’s arms, which fuelled the factories and the four mills in the neighbourhood. This not only hampered Fabric’s...

2 3 August 1919 blvd.
The former Apollo Movie Theatre

The second movie theatre in Timişoara, built in 1909 by Georg Pflum, an entrepreneur, after arch. Josef Ecker Jr.’s designs. Starting with 1913, the movie theatre came under the...

20 Ștefan Cel Mare str.
Former "At the Black Bear" Brewery

Today a bias point of a private company, the building used to host one of the most popular and appreciated establishments in the Fabric neighbourhood: 'La Ursul Negru' (Black Be...

1 Anton Pann str.
Duschnitz House

The building existed before 1890, but without the semicircular gable on roof level, which marks the corner of Anton Pann street and Traian Square. Constructed in eclectic style...

1 Ion Mihalache str.
The Serbian Community House

In the 19th century, on the allotment there was the Serbian foundation house, erected by Nikola Ilija Papa and Jovan Preda. In 1894, the building licence is issued for the curr...

33 3 August 1919 blvd.
The Mirbach House

In the 19th century, on this land there was a one-level house belonging to Pavle Sterio Polichroni. His daughter, Ana Maria, married to Count Mirbach, built the present house be...

31 3 August 1919 blvd.
Dr. Emanuel Kohn House

The house was built in 1935 and is one of the most distinguished examples of interbelic architecture in Timişoara, corresponding to the ‘cubist’ current. The building’s architec...

27 3 August 1919 blvd.
The former "Queen of England" café

Although the building’s current state does not suggest this, here used to be one of the most appreciated establishments in Fabric: ‘Regina Angliei’ (‘Queen of England’) café (in...

19 3 August 1919 blvd.
Palatul Lőwy Mór

Lőwy Mór House, built in historicist/eclectic style, is, in terms of volume, the most imposing building on 3 August 1919 Boulevard. An interesting detail of the building is tha...

7 3 August 1919 blvd.
Ignacz Heymann Palace

The Ignacz Heymann Palace and Anheuer House got their construction permit and were finalized in the same time, but they presented completely opposite plastic expressions. The A...

1 3 August 1919 blvd.
Székely Widow's House

The Székely Widow's House was one of the first buildings constructed on Liget street (today 3 August 1919 Boulevard), which marks the monumental entrance in Fabric. It was built...

9 3 August 1919 blvd.
Steiner House

Max (Miksa) Steiner developed the Max Steiner Spodium Factory, situated on Buziaşului Road in Fabric, which produced spodium (bone flour and animal coal). Thanks to the factory,...