Boicescu House

Boicescu House

Monument / Architectural attraction


Casa Eskenazy și Casa Boicescu, Calea Unirii 42-44, Craiova 200409, România


The Boicescu House, an edifice located in the center of Craiova, on Calea Unirii, at no. 44, was built at the end of the 19th century. The building is located on the right-hand side of the street, walking down the from Hotel New Yourk toward Mântuleasa Church, bonding to the Eskenazy House and across from the Diamantopol House.

Boicescu House is part of a series of houses in closed construction (row houses), similar or identical constructions built to the right-left of a common wall, after a symmetrical design. What is specific to this construction is the fact that it was erected by and for two owners, as the plaques indicate that it houses two historical monuments: on the right, at number 42, is the Eskenazy House, and on the left, at number 44, is the Boicescu House.
The building is structured on two floors (ground floor and upper floor). On the ground floor there are two commercial areas (patisserie - confectionery in the Eskenazy House and key copying shop in the Boicescu House), separated by the main entrance into the building, which gives access through a walkway to the spaces placed symmetrically on the upper floor, as well as to the inner courtyard.

It is believed that the Boicescu family who owned the building at the end of the 19th century in Craiova is the same as the family of tenant farmers who, at the beginning of the same century, owned a large part of the Zătreni estate in Valcea County, including the Zătreanu Kula and the Boicescu Mansion.


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