FORMER HUNGARIAN CIVIL SCHOOL
This construction built in the 1900 1901, was first used as a Hungarian school. In 1919, immediately after the Union of Transylvania with Romania, the building was transferred to the Romanian state and the status changed in Romanian highschool. Thus, the first Romanian high school in Alba Iulia functioned in this building until the new edifice on the western side of the fortress (where the National College “Horea, Closca and Crişan” still works) was put into use.
After the transfer of the high school to the new edifice, there was a general school (No.1) in this building, and from 1990 (21 May) the High School of Music and Fine Arts was established. Since October 15, 2013, when 91 years have been celebrated since the coronation of King Ferdinand I and Queen Mary as sovereigns of Great Romania, the high school received the name of “Queen Mary”.
transferring to the new school building, in this building functioned a secondary school (no. 1) and from 1990 (21 May) it was established the School of Music and Fine Arts. As from October 15, 2013, when 91 years were celebrated since the coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Mary as sovereigns of Greater Romania, the school was named “Regina Maria”.
Scientific consultant: Tudor Roșu, PhD historian
Translation made by: Ciprian Dobra, PR expert
The building (which hosts the „Regina Maria” Arts High School today) was built between 1900 and 1901. Initially a Hungarian civil school, the edifice was taken over by the Romanian state right after the Union of Transylvania with Romania (1918).
Then, the place hosted the first state high school established in Transylvania since the Unification of 1918. The educational institution was named „Michael the Brave” and functioned here until 1940, when the new edifice on the western side of the fortress went into use and which still exists, but under the name of the National College „Horea, Cloşca and Crişan”.
Subsequently, the building in the Lower Town hosted the General School no.1 and then the High School of Music and Fine Arts was founded here (1990). The institution was named „Queen Marie” on 15 October 2013, on the occasion of the celebration of 91 years since the crowning of King Ferdinand I and Queen Marie as monarchs of united Romania.