Art Deco pavement sign

Art Deco era pavement/ street sign, Ion Campineanu Street, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

The photograph presents a stoically surviving street sign, indicating the offices of an inter-war company, carved in marble on the pavement, at the entrance of an Art Deco style apartment building in central Bucharest. I have been always impressed how this very visible sign, in the heart of the city, survived during the communist times, with their vicious ethos against the pre-war free enterprise culture.


I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contactpage of this weblog.


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