Heritage of Timișoara

Fabric 9 3 August 1919 blvd.

Miksa Steiner Palace

Alternative names:

Steiner Palace

Completion date:

April 17, 1902

  • Architect: Arch. Eduard (Ede) Reiter
  • Former Owner: Max (Miksa) Steiner
  • Construction authorization: June 4, 1901
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Architectural Ensemble
    Urban ensemble "Fabric" (II)
  • Main arch. style Historicist/Eclectic
  • Other arch. styles Art Nouveau/Secession
  • Current condition Good
  • Planimetry Rectangular Complex
  • No. of levels 3
  • Current functions Bank/Financial Services/Insurance
    Apartment Tower
    Multiple property

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, Steiner became a prosperous individual, and on his retirement, he built two beautiful houses: the one on 3 August 1919 Boulevard, and one in Cetate, next to Unirii Square, where the Discount Bank had its headquarters.

The Miksa Steiner Palace in Fabric was built between 1901-1902, in eclectic style, with Secession specific decorations and historicist ornaments (observe the bowline and stern on the facade). Shortly after its completion, the Steiner house was declared the most beautiful building in Timişoara.

In an interview conducted by the Heritage of Timişoara: Fabric (pilot) team with an inhabitant of the building, there was mentioned a veterinary school having temporarily functioned in the building. According to her information, there can be observed words (eg ‘anatomy’) and roman numbers (eg ‘VII’, possibly 7th grade) carved in the woodworks of the second floor windows. This information is still under verification.

Vintage photos

Authors of this file:

Research & text: Alexandra Palconi

Field research & mapping: arh. Anca-Raluca Majaru, arh. Cristina Chira

Audited by: Mihai Opriș

Translation into English: Alexandra Dragoş

Photographer: Flavius Neamciuc

Last modified: 3 years ago

Published on: 22 October 2017

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