I. DATA ABOUT THE BUILDING
At the end of the 20th century, right across the imposing Stern Palace, a much more modest building in an eclectic style appeared, but not less beautiful - The Bartsch House.
Stretching on three streets (today Republicii, Traian Park and Mihai Eminescu), the initial destination of the building was an inn, but turned later in the Szechenyi hotel.
Renamed in 1919 Regina Maria Hotel, the building, owned by the City Hall became 1929 the seat of one of the most important institutions of the Romanian Oradea: the National House which activated to "protect the Romanian interests in all social fields".
The building hosted Romanian editing houses, a library, an ethnographic museum but also professional, sports, and cultural associations.
In 1937, the City Hall sold the entire Bartsch,House to the Orthodox Bishopric.
The facade of the building extends along three streets. It consists of a ground floor and one store.
The ground floor has half-arched windows and doors, while the floor has rectangular windows with rich crowning.
The windows of the first floor are marked by columns with composite capitals and are embellished with different ornaments in neo-renaissance style.
The facade of this wing of the Bartsch House was completely rehabilitated by the City Hall during 2011-2012, from the money that the municipality had to attribute annually to the religious cults.
Total facade area: 2.000 sq.m.
II. DATA ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
The architect Octavian Muth of Oradea is one of the most experienced architects in approaching historical buildings.
Through his architect office, Nova Proiect s.r.l he has fulfilled along several years restoration or rehabilitation projects of monuments.
main renovation projects with Baumit materials:
- Ady Endre High School in Oradea
- Bartsch House in central Oradea