Farkas Ferenc Music School
13 Dobó István Square (Kis Dobó Square)
Residential house, the former Szantner-Vasváry-Tury-Panakoszta House, at present it houses Farkas Ferenc Music School. The house is a listed monument.
Házael’s land registry map of 1753 already depicts it as a uniform real estate property. Between 1726-1736, its smaller wing – overlooking Szúnyog köz – was still owned by Puskás Mihály, bricklayer apprentice, however, around 1740 it was the property of Szantner András, famed Eger master bricklayer, who owned the larger house in 1726. In 1719, Szantner was the mason of the Bishop’s Palace, working next to G. B. Carlone, and was living in District IV of the city, therefore, we can assume that he had acquired the real estate property before.
Szantner András, from Nikolsburg, the person rebuilding the gothic church of Sárospatak and the master of the façade and tower of the Franciscan church of Gyöngyös, died in 1753. The house changed hands several times. Its last owner was Panakoszta Sándor, who died without heirs and left the house to the city of Eger in 1879 so that the cost of city lighting be covered from its revenues.
The eclectic windows and the reshaping of the stripes of the ground floor might have been added to the house around the time it was devised, while the apron and drip-stone decoration of the upstairs projection and corner windows, and the Louis XVI style copper roof vases suggest late 18th century reconstruction.
THE BEQUEST OF PANAKOSZTA SÁNDOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE
FOR THE NIGHT LIGHTING OF EGER