Zsótér House, Széchenyi Square - Szeged

Zsótér House, Széchenyi Square - Szeged

Péter M.
It was built in classicist style. The construction work started at the beginning of the 1840’s and named after its onetime owner, János Zsótér a rich ship owner and grain merchant the largest ships in the country of that period were built in his docks. According to the legend he had 99ships because only the king could have 100 ships. During 1848-49 the War of Independence, it was used as a military hospital and barracks, In July 1849 it was the seat of the First Independent Hungarian Government, which fled to Szeged. #city #downtown #house #hungary #ház #János_Zsótér #Square #szeged #Széchenyi #tenement_house #tér #Zsótér
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