Heritage of Timișoara

Cetate 2 Matei Corvin str.

The House of the Cenad Diocese

Completion date:

1903

  • Architect: Arch. Eduard (Ede) Reiter
  • Construction authorization: April 21, 1902
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Historical Site
    Urban site "Cetatea Timișoara"
    TM-II-s-A-06095
  • Main arch. style Art Nouveau/Secession
  • Current condition Fair
  • Planimetry Irregular
  • No. of levels 2
  • Current functions Multiple property




In close proximity to the Roman-Catholic Dome in Unirii Square, there is a two-story house that bears an extremely elaborate façade. The house was built in 1902 and is one of the earliest examples of Secession architecture in Timișoara. Eduard Reiter’s decorative repertoire is replete with lion heads or demonic mascarons used as capitels for the façade’s pilasters, decorative corbels, egg-and-dart molding, or floral ornaments, all done in the same Secession style. The connection between the architect and the building is not coincidental, with Reiter being the official architect of the Roman-Catholic Diocese, a post that led him to design numerous churches across the historical Banat region.

Authors of this file:

Research & text: Mihai-Claudiu Moldovan

Field research & mapping: Vlad Pată

Translation into English: Dragoș Nuță

Photographer: Aleksandru Grigore

Last modified: 7 months ago

Published on: 22 November 2021

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