Titus Căcănău House

Very good general condition. Recent and decent rehabilitations, distinctive and architectural elements are being valued.
  • Historic monument category A; code LMI: CT-II-m-A-02804
  • It was built in the 1913-1926 period. Architect: Victor Stephanescu;
  • It is located in the old town of Constanța, Elisabeta Boulevard, no. 7

The house of the past mayor of Constanța Titus Căcănău is one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. It was built by the old mayor from the side of the Conservative Party (december 1910-october 1912) starting in 1913. The years of the First World War and immediately after it halted the works, for which reason the building was finished only in 1926.

Titus Căcănău is the first mayor from Romania to have flied with an airplane: on the 18th of July 1912, on board of a plane piloted by Rene Simon, her flew about the Casino being constructed and above the city. Mayor Titus Căcănău is the one who, in his function as chief mayor, approved the construction plans and the investment budgets for the building of the Casino. The immobile has neoromanian architectonic elements with rich Art Nouveau decorations, explained by the long construction periods.

Characteristic to it is a semicircular bow window with a frieze decorated with chestnut tree leaves in which a window and a door with a broken archway is open. To the right is a small loggia with two massive columns. The ground floor of the building, with three entrances, included a reception hall, an office, a living room, a kitchen and rooms for the staff. On the upper floor were the bedrooms and a photo salon, the mayor’s hobby. Particular to the house are the chimneys of the stoves and the fireplaces, all very tall and visible.

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