The construction of Suisse Hotel began in 1835 by Ivan and Annastasia Monastirsky who built side by side two separate houses 2-stores each located between todays Mitropolit Gavriil Bănulescu Bodoni and Teatrului streets and facing the central boulevard, today’s Ştefan cel Mare Bd. The construction is finished only by 1844. In the ’60s of the 19th century these buildings were united for the Theological Seminary. Since 1870 the building was used for various educational purposes and in 1874 is rented to the Swiss citizen named – Charles Sailladeni who opened the “Suisse Hotel”. During the WWII the building was almost completely destroyed and rebuilt in 1947 by E.R. Spirer plan who was assisted by A.V. Sciusev architect. The building keeps the similar facade but gets the 3rd floor built. Since 1863 and till World War II many famous people stayed here among which Feodor Chaliapin – Russian opera singer, King Milan I of Serbia, French novelist Henri Barbusse and many others.
oil on canvas laid on cardboard
18 x 25 cm, 2009
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