AUTHOR: Marius MITROF
THE CONTROVERSIES OF A HISTORICAL MONUMENT FROM GALAȚI: COSTACHE NEGRI’S HOUSE
Danubius, XXXVI, Galaţi, 2018, pp. 373-390.
Costache Negri, a distinguished personality of Moldavia and later of Romania, belonged to the generation of 1848, being one of those people who dared to turn their ideals into deeds, aiming at the modernization of the country.
At the middle of the nineteenth century, he held important functions in Galati, contributing to the development of the town. He owned many properties; one of these, situated on Mihai Bravu Street, is intriguing today. Is that building, cxonsidered as a historical monument, the former house of Costache Negri?
Through archival documents and by comparing some old photographic representations, we will investigate the historical truth about that house which allegedly belonged to Costache Negri.