Rusănescu House, today the Marriage Registry Office
Monument / Architectural attraction
The Rusănescu House in Craiova is a historic architectural monument from the end of the 19th Century, located in the central area of the city, at the intersection between Ştirbei Vodă Boulevard and Calea Unirii. The House, belonging to the Craiova boyar Ştefan D. Rusănescu, is now known as the Marriage Registry Office and hosts several sections of the Community Public Service for the Evidence of Persons in Craiova (Civil Status, Tutelary Authority).
The Rusănescu House has a built area of 579 sqm with a height regime without basement, but with ground floor, upper floor and attic, and an interior courtyard. The house is a blend of styles, including features of Art Deco, late Baroque or Viennese style. At the exterior, there is a rich ornament around the entrances, windows and cornices, with decorative plaster made of cement mortar, an enclosed balcony above the main entrance and a skylight tin roof. Inside, the building features decorative panels on the walls and ceilings, painted in oil on the wall, and in oil on wood in the carpentry, an upstairs stained glass above the hallway and the stairwell, and a monumental staircase accessible through the secondary entrance (through the inner courtyard).
The house was restored in 1999, with the works being performed in order to rebuild interior finishing (paintings, stuccos in golden leaves, ceilings, mirrors and skylight).
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