the Quarters:


Temeschburg Fabrikstadt Elisabetstadt Josefstadt Mehala Fratelia Freidorf



Timisoara's II quarter

Fabrikstadt (German)

Gyárváros /Gyárkülváros (Hungarian)

Official: Fabric (Timisoara, Romania)

The Fabrikstadt was founded in 1720 by Count Mercy. Because it contains most of the city's factories, it is considered an industrial area.

Located in this neighborhood is also the Ostbahnhof (Eastern Railway Station), known by the locals as Kleiner Bahnhof  (Little Railway Station).

The Fabrikstadt begins at the Neptune Bridge. The Volkspark (People's Park) is located on the right side, and on the left there is an architecturally valuable collection of buildings, especially the Neptune Palace with its famous Neptune Spa. 

Also located in the Fabrikstadt is the former German Teacher Training College on Tiger Street, and the former orphanage, which is now part of the University of the West.

Before arriving at the Trajan Square, the center of Fabrikstadtthere is the Römerplatz (Roman Square).  Here rises the impressive Roman Catholic Millennium Church, which was completed in 1898. The monumental building in neo-Romanesque style has a great portal in fronttopped by three statues. Above those, there is a rosette made of wonderful glass windows. The altarpiece was created by the artist Georg Vastag, and the elaborate interior painting was produced by the decorative painters Karl Kremper and Sons.

Trajan Square is the center of this district, and is dominated by the neo-Romanesque St. George Orthodox Church.  Noteworthy is the obelisk in the center of the square, terminated by a cross. Here is where religious processions take place on the holidays of Epiphany and St. George.  - Translation: N. Tullius

18th century architecture is also to be found in the "Fabric" District: St. George Orthodox Church (1745-1753) in Traian Square; the Romanian Greco-Catolic Church (1765) in Alexandru Sterca Sulutiu Square; the Old Brewery (1764).  Bisericii Square ("Old Maierele") also includes the Romanian Orthodox Church (1784) renovated in 1894 and 1927.

The population of these districts grew considerably. In the middle of the 19th century, more than 53% of the civilian population lived in the "Fabric" district, due to the rapid industrial development at the time.

Several other monumental buildings date from the same period: The New Synagogue of "Fabric" district (1899), also in "Moorish style"; the Institute for the Deaf-Mutes (1894-1897), the former "Notre-Dame" High School (1881) in General Ion Dragalina Street, the Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great) Bridge, the Roman Catholic Church of "Fabric", built in "Roman style."

The above are quotes from VERAMIR International Ltd, to read the complete story of the re-development of Timisoara and it's districts go to: www.online.ro/veramir/timisoara.html

Beautiful Postcards contributed by Cathy Peifer
Translations by Alex Leeb

Back of header postcard & below is the translation by Alex Leeb , 2011
"Greetings from Varjas, The City Hall"  
Right side:
John Lasarad
No 27 Infanteri Band
Fort Scheridan ILL
North America

Temesvar on 3 March 1912:
Dear brother!

Now again I am in my old place. Now we have our parents alone again. I cannot write you too much news, because there isn't much news. Greetings from your brother,
Fordan Ignacz (and some names are illegible)

Temeswar, Joseforras.

Translator Note: Postcard is from Temesvar, early 1900's. It's possible that a relative was living in Varjars and mail the postcard from Temeswar.  Varjas is about 35 Kilometers N. of Temeswar.

Back of header postcard & below is the translation by Alex Leeb , 2011
Working time, still not much to do, because it still is too hot for harvesting.
Greetings from your brother Mathias
Fordan Ignacz
(address not completely illegible)

Translator Note: Postcard is from Temesvar, early 1900's.



Temeschburg / Temeswar Coordinator: Jody McKim Pharr, GA, USA

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Last Updated: February 29, 2012