Neo-Romanian style public fountain

This is a rare architectural history find: an example of Neo-Romanian style public fountain. It is located in the courtyard of Buzau county court house, south-east Romania. The designer of the whole court assembly, built between 1909 – 1912, is the architect Petre Antonescu, the most prolific and one of the best Neo-Romanian style designers, whose origins are in the Buzau county area (born in the city of Ramnicau Sarat).


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.

One thought on “Neo-Romanian style public fountain

  • Am trecut in aceste zile caniculare (+++35*C) prin Gara de Nord si am
    constatat ca in toata gara nu exista nici macar o sursa de apa potabila. O
    tasnitoare ori o cismea. Nu ca nu curge apa ci fizic nu exista tasnitori ori
    Pentru ca sa se cumpere apa minerala de la chioscuri. Cu un pret cu 50% mai
    mare decat pretul pietei.
    In schimb gara este plina de tigani care vand telefoane mobile probabil
    In fata garii fantana arteziana insa functioneaza.
    In principala gara a capitalei unei tari membra e UE din 2007 nu e apa…
    La fel si la Iasi si la Bacau.
    La Buzau exista sursa de apa in gara iar orasul este plin de tasnitori care functioneaza.
    M-a bucurat sa o vad si sa mi-o reamintesc pe cea din articolul dumneavoastra.
    Am trecut ieri pe acolo si, da, functioneaza.
    Felicitari edililor din Buzau!



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