The old building of the Romanian Senate before rebuilding

Objective: Rebuilding the building and turning it into a museum

Partners: Authorities of Sector 4.

According to Emanuel Badescu, citing the newspapers of the 1860s, the first meeting within the first senate of Romania took place on December 6, 1864. The ground floor of this house was arranged in the form of an amphitheater where 73 people, the first senators from Romanian history.

Built in 1830, the triangular building, with its labyrinthine basement and ground floor, each with seven windows on its sides and a large window on the corner, was built by Sperie-Peste, an over-built shopkeeper, and the land he raised belonged to a Tarsi army officer named Mustakov. The house was bought by the state after the initiative of the ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza was formed the Weighted Body – the Senate, the second parliamentary chamber, made up of the heads of the church and of some public authorities and members appointed by the ruler. In this building, personalities such as Cuza Voda, Carol I, Kogalniceau, brothers Bratianu, Golesti brothers and many other founders of modern Romania have taken steps.

Because the building was too distant (according to the size of the capital), because it became inconspicuous (because of the number of senators growing from year to year) and Soviet pressure, the senate is moved to the University Palace. Between 1911 and 1948, the building belonged to Ana Hagi Ion, being transformed into a communist era, first in a silver workshop, then in a headquarters of the Cooperative “Art and Precision”.

The old building of the Senate of Romania during the restoration

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