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Harry's Place Jan 13, 2019 6:22 AM

Jazzy Age Romania - vintage photos
While i'm researching into interwar architecture and lifestyle in Romania, i'll share with you the most interesting photos i'll find.

mid 30s Eforie Beach Resort, the dorms of the military school

Villa Aviana, mid 30s, Arch. George Matei Cantacuzino, Eforie Beach Resort

Tatu Apartment Building #2, Constanta, Arch. Harry Goldstein, 1937

Radu Arma Villa, Constanta, Arch. Harry Goldstein, 1935

Goldfeld Villa, Mamaia Beach, mid 30s, Arch. Harry Goldstein

Carlton-Continental Hotel, Constanta, mid 30s, Arch Harry Goldstein

1937, Weiny Apartment Building, Constanta, Arch. Harry Goldstein

Late 30s, villa , Constanta, Arch. Harry Goldstein

Harry's Place Jan 14, 2019 7:38 AM

Baneasa Rail Overpass, Bucharest

Ford Car Factory, Bucharest

Harry's Place Jan 14, 2019 7:42 AM

Malaxa Train and Tram Plant, Bucharest. Mid 30s. Arch. Haralamb Georgescu and Horia Creanga

Docta_Love Jan 14, 2019 8:19 PM

Very interesting .. Romania in the early and mid 20th century was Europe's largest oil producer excluding the Soviet Union. Constanta if I recall is Romania's center of oil production it's cool to see what i'm assuming are effects of the "oil boom". I've also heard that Bucharest was one of the most cosmopolitan cities in central or eastern Europe during the interwar years unfortunately Nicolae Ceaușescu fancied himself an urban planner and knocked down 1/4 of the old city to make way for the 2nd largest administration building in the world (planned to be the largest but the revolution of 1989 halted construction).

Palace of the Parliament

Harry's Place Jan 15, 2019 11:48 AM

^^ The oil centers were Bucharest, Constanta and Ploiesti. In the 30s the main industries were focused on trains, trams and cars. Also agriculture had a big part in the economy. A big part in the economy had the many US companies and the Romanian-US joint ventures


1936. Constanta. The largest abbatoir in Romania, used only for export. Architect Nicolae Nenciulescu

1937, Marila TB Sanitarium, arch. Grigore Ionescu

Dunarea Hotel Bucharest

Grivita Hotel Bucharest

1937. Otava Villa, Constanta

1934 Sun Fire Office Bucharest, arc. Herman Clejan

1934. Wald villa, Constanta. Arch. Harry Goldstein

1933, Woodrow Wilson Office Tower Bucharest, arch. State Balosin

1939. Giulesti Soccer Stadium Bucharest, arch. Gheorghe Dumitrescu

Late 30s, Constanta, Home for disabled veterans. arch. Ioan Capsuneanu

Harry's Place Jan 17, 2019 9:01 AM

At the end of 1800s on a field outside Bucharest (that was used for public executions) they started to organise the cities weekend fair. In the 20s on the site is build a permanent fun park called Luna Park. It had the 1st roller coaster in Romania.

In 1936 the park is demolished to make space for the largest shopping center in Romania. It was planed to be executed in 3 stages: shopping center, storage area and an office tower wit a sky bar. Saldy due to WW2 and communism only the 1st 2 stages of the shopping center were finished and thet functioned only as a market. The building has a gorund surface of 24.000 sqm / 258.333 sqf

Arch. were Horia Creanga and Haralamb Georgescu, known in USA as Harlan Georgesco. He left Romania for USA in 1947 and established itself as an architect in Palm Springs CA.

Harry's Place Jan 19, 2019 11:17 AM

1937, Malaxa Apartment Building, Bucharest, arch Horia Creanga

mid 30s, arch. Harry Goldstein, Constanta

mid 30s. arch. Ioan Capsuneanu, Constanta
(picture is from the 50s when Romania was udner soviet occupation, hence the soviet star on the building)

sadly this no longer exists, picture if from the 70s, the villa was built in the late 30s, Constanta

1935, George Hurmuziadis apartment building, arch. Harry Goldstein, Constanta

1936, Mioritza Fountain, arch. Milita Patrascu, Bucharest

Docta_Love Jan 20, 2019 9:20 PM

I'm digging this one the juxtaposition of the modern art-deco high-rises make with the gilded age - early 20th century buildings of the intersection in the foreground.

The Telephone Palace & Victory Ave. Bucharest 1935,_1935.jpg

Harry's Place Jan 21, 2019 11:54 AM

^^Finished in 1934, at 52,5 m it was the highest building in Bucharest untill the 70s. It was built after the plans of dutch architect Edmond Algi. To build this and another 4 smaller phone exchanges the romanian government took a loan from the US trust American Morgan and created a joint venture with International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. The new company was SART - Romanian Telephone Company Inc.

At the top floor was a nice restaurant, sadly i couldn't find any pics of it.

Harry's Place Jan 25, 2019 11:57 PM

may 1935. Zodiac Fountain, Bucharest Romania, arch. Octav Doicescu & sculptor Mac Constantinescu

ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2019 1:00 AM


I am mesmerized by your photographs of Romania Harry's Place.

Do you have a vintage photograph of the abandoned Constanta Casino on the Black Sea? ..........................It has always been one of my favorites.


Harry's Place Jan 26, 2019 2:38 PM

In the 30s Constanta was a Romanian version of Atlantic City with 4 casinos in the city and other 3 in resorts outside of it. The ones in the City:

ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2019 6:38 PM

Thanks Harry's Place.

The large rounded window in the Constanta Casino always reminds me of fanned peacock feathers. [top foto]

Harry's Place Jan 27, 2019 5:17 PM

Mid 30s. Gabriel Marinescu Villa, Mamaia. Arch. Ioan Capsuneanu

Harry's Place Jan 29, 2019 4:12 PM

1938, a US company builds the 1st glass fiber bridge in Romania

McBane Jan 29, 2019 6:29 PM

Is this Bauhaus architecture? Reminds me of Tel Aviv, some of them.

Harry's Place Jan 30, 2019 12:58 PM

It's a mix of art deco, modernist, bauhaus sometimes with some mediteranean revival or romanian traditional elements.

Harry's Place Jan 30, 2019 3:09 PM

1938, Mamaia Lake, powerboat competition

Late 30s. Roma in the port of Constanta, it was one of the 5 ships that operated on the line Constanta - New York

Harry's Place Feb 1, 2019 8:30 PM

1938, one of the buses used by the national rail company (they also had airplanes)

Harry's Place Feb 15, 2019 9:30 PM

Late 30s Mamaia Pier

1934 crematorium, Bucharest

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