Heritage of Timișoara

Fabric 1 Ion Mihalache str.

The Serbian Community House

Alternative names:

The Minerva Foundation House

Completion date:

July 29, 1895

  • Architect: Unknown
  • Former Owner: Jovan Preda Nikola Ilija Papa
  • Former Tenant: Csendes Shop Brothers Kohn Shop
  • Construction authorization: 1894
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Historical Site
    Urban heritage site "Fabric" (I)
  • Main arch. style Historicist/Eclectic
  • Building condition Good
  • Planimetry Polygonal
  • No. of levels 3
  • Current functions Other
    Apartment Tower

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 current construction. Works are finalized on the 29th of July, 1895.

The Serbian Community House, also known as The Minerva Foundation House, was built in eclectic style, similar to the Second Empire current, a characteristic of the mid second half of the 20th century. On the building’s ground floor, there was, for a lot of time, the Kohn Brothers’ shop and, later, the trinkets and fashion items shop belonging to the Csendes merchants family.

Vintage photos

Contributors to this record:

Research & text: Alexandra Palconi

Fieldresearch & mapping: arh. Anca-Raluca Majaru

Translation into English: Alexandra Dragoş

Photographer: Flavius Neamciuc

Last modified: 1 year ago

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