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The National Bank

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The National Bank of Romania, Timisoara Branch 

Address

1 Ion Brătianu Bd.

Dating

Building permit November 5, 1903, completed (permit to operate) October 25, 1904

Names and historical functions

The Austro-Hungarian Bank (1904 – 1918), The State Bank

Architectural style

The 1900s style, szeceszió movement with Ionic elements.

“Colossal” Ionic (the ground floor serves as the basis for Ionic semicolumns on two levels).

Architect Josef Hubert, builder Alois Schlosser

Uniqueness aspects

It was the first building made shortly after the demolition of the bastion fortifications from the eighteenth century in the eastern part of the Cetate District.

The lion heads which adorn the façade symbolize wealth and power.

On the northern side of the Revoluţiei de la 1989 Boulevard, opposite the bank, one can admire the Social Security building designed by architect Ionescu (building permit September 2, 1936, built by 1939), a successful example of modern architecture, the cubist movement. Today the building houses facilities of the “Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

 

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