Upper Elementary Girls’ School (Gutenberg)

Name of the building: Upper Elementary Girls’ School (Gutenberg)
Town, location: Tömörkény Street 1, Szeged
GPS coordinates: N 46.2495, E 20.1515
Date of construction: 1901-1903
Stylistical characteristics: Art Nouveau
Architect: Sándor Baumgarten (1864–1928)
Builder: It was built with state investment.
Monument classification: Under local protection.

The original function of the building

Changes

From 1911, it was a state upper elementary girls’ school. After terminating the upper elementary schools in Hungary, it became a public primary school. It took up Gutenberg’s name in 1990. Between 1999 and 2007, the Kossuth Zsuzsanna Vocational Secondary School of Health Services operated in the building. For the time being, it is the administrative seat of the KÉSZ Ltd. The Szeged Adult Grammar and Vocational Secondary School is located in it, too.

Description and qualities of the building

It is a late Art Nouveau, 2-storey building in whose facade, formed as an arched ridge, the stylish and moderate application of brick-facing and striped ornaments deserves our attention. The overall effect of the decoration represents the Hungarian style. Among the Art Nouveau buildings, it represents average standards, therefore, its inclusion in the thematic programme is only recommended as a reference building.

Description of the technical conditions of the building

In 2010, it was renovated, so now it is in a good condition.

References

Csongrád megye építészeti emlékei. Szeged, 2000. TÓTH FERENC (szerk.),

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