1910 / 1-3 Vasile Goldiș street / Historical monumentbookmark
The palace is a work of architect Ludovic Szántay, requested by its owner, baron Bohuş. Nowadays, the Palace houses shops, banking offices, apartments and a cinema hall – the first one built in Arad. The attics have been used until today as art studios, nowadays inhabited by local painters Mihai Takacs and Maria Tamaș.
This outstanding building in the heart of Arad belonged to baron Bohuș. The Palace is the work of local architect Ludovic Szántay and was inaugurated in 1913. In the 1930s, at the main entrance of the ground floor, the headquarters of the most important Bank in Arad was located: “Banca Românească”.
It was the commercial bank that financially supported the local industry, owning shares of the main factories. Alongside the balcony on the corner of the second floor, the name of the bank can still be seen.
On one side of the building, located on Vasile Goldiș street, former Mănase Ghinga street, had its famous tailoring workshop, renowned for his collaboration with the famous painter Sever Frențiu. His creations have garnered countless national and international awards in the field of men’s clothing.
Furthermore, Vasile Goldiș street, where the workshop was situated, was visited by a number of national public life personalities, including: Ilie Năstase, Nicu Constantin, Ştefan Bănică, Dan Spătaru etc.
Today, the attics designed by architect Szántay still hosts tenants. The first floor is dwelled by the painter Mihai Takacs, whereas the former painting workshop of Sever Frențiu is owned today by the paintress Maria Tamaş.
The Bohuș Palace is one of the largest Secession buildings in Arad, architectural style which owns a decisive role in the urban layout of the city’s centre.
The elements featured in this building are characteristic of the architectural language of Lajos Szántay, some details being also present at the Palace of Culture or the Szantay Palace.
The bas-reliefs that decorate its scale houses can be attributed to the sculptor Geza Rubletzky, who was a tenant in one of the two dwellings of the building.
The plaquette with the original insurance of the building is found above the entrance on Românul street.
Ludovic Karoly Szantay (1872-1961), the architect responsible with the project of Bohuș Palace, was an essential contributor to the rich built heritage of Arad, due to a monumental art in various architectural styles: the Cultural Palace, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Szantay Palace, Bohuș Palace etc.
The Administrative Palace of Arad is a significant work of eclectic architecture, currently hosting the City Hall of the municipality and the Institution of the Prefect of Arad County.
The building was built between 1892-1894 by Arad-Cenad Railway Company. The plans were made in the workshop of architect Miklós Ybl in Budapest and subsequently adapted by Lajos Jiraszek.
The palace of Szántay Lajos, an architect native of Arad, famous in Europe, is a brilliant epitome of Secession architecture, its grandeur highlighted by structural and decorative details alike.