Town Hall building

At the very beginning of the 18th century, the town hall building was still in Hosszú utca, along the east side of present-day Széchenyi utca, at current number 12; at that time, this was the most important street in the city, also housing the bishop's residence.
Later, during the first half of the century, the town hall was relocated to Piac Square, its present location, where it underwent several reconstructions. It reached its present form by using an apartment building (the Bajcsy Zs. Street wing) and the complete reconstruction of the wing facing Dobó Square; it was inaugurated in 1900. The eclectic style (historical), Town Hall was designed by Eger architect Wind István, its contractor was Benedek Béla, Budapest architect. The facade and structure of the building show great similarity to several eclectic-style public buildings of late 19th century Hungary, for instance, the Nyíregyháza, Miercurea Ciuc, Cluj-Napoca City Halls, and the Szolnok railway station.

 

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