The Missir House was built in 1890 in a classicist eclectic style and features many original architectural features, including the ornate wrought iron fence. The Missir family had, over time, political people in the Botoşani local administration, lawyers and landowners in the Hangu area.
The Garabet Ciomac House was built in 1892 and is one of Botoşani's representative buildings. Architecture is an eclectic, classicist tradition. Garabet Ciomac was one of the most important Armenian merchants in the 19th century Botosani, a great landowner and cattleman. On the frontispiece of the building are the initials of the owner G. K. C. - Garabet Kricor Ciomac and the building year.
Casa Ferhat, the current headquarters of the Trade Restriction in Botoşani, is a monument of urban patrimony architecture. Anton Ferhat, the last owner of this property, was one of the richest Armenians in Botosani, director of the Romanian Bank of Botosani and a landlord of 300 hectares of land. His wealth was confiscated by communists and he died in communist prisons. The building then became the headquarters of the County Forestry Directorate, and today it is the headquarters of the Botosani Commerce Registry.
The first theatre performance in Romanian took place in Botosani in 1838. Around 1860 the first theatre was built, known as the ‘ Petrache Cristea Theatre “Botoşanii was thus among the first cities in the country who had theatre hall performances after model of the West, with stage, two rows of boxes, floor, orchestra and other accessories. In 1864 the thetre had as an employee and playwright the Romanian National poet, Mihai Eminescu. After 1885, because of the building damage, performances were taken to different locations. The current building of the theater was completed in 1914 by the architect Grigore Cerchez, in the eclectic style of the French school. This one can be compared by proportions and richness of ornaments to the National Theatre of Iasi. On Aprilie 8, 1944, the beautiful building of the Mihai Eminescu Theatre was partially destroyed by bombing, and then it was radically transformed between 1956 to 1958, when rebuilt, so that the old composition can not be identified. In September 1958, the new Theatre “Mihai Eminescu” was inaugurated.
Former Palace of the Prefecture, the building that hosts the museum today was built in the period before WW1, following a project designed by architect Petre Antonescu. At first, the museum had a double profile: history and natural sciences. At the end of 1977, the main exhibition of the history department of the museum was opened, including elements of archeology, numismatics, history. In its rooms there are several very interesting exhibits: a human shelter from the Middle Paleolithic discovered in Ripiceni-Izvor, on the banks ofPrut River, which is unique in the country; a female statue belonging to Cucuteni culture (5000 BC), known as Venus from Draguseni; the old door from St. Ciolae church from Dorohoi (founded by Stefan cel Mare, 1495); buckles, rings, seals and other objects found on the battlefield from Verbia (4 km away from Dorohoi), where the army of Ieremia Movila went on the side of Mihai Viteazul, the king that united the Romanian provinces for the first time (1600);the original inscription of Pomarla school (1835), founded by boyard Anastasie Basota – the first private school of Moldova.
Mihai Eminescu Park was opened in 1869, back then it was known as Varnav Public Garden. In its centre there is an artificial lake with two bridges and on the main alleys there are bust sculptures of the main cultural personnalities of Btoosani. The park still keeps a few trees which were contemporary to the Romanian national poet Mihai Eminescu. In 1932, the bust of Mihai Eminescu was placed here – it is a culpture of the artist Ion Georgescu, which used to be placed in front of Marchian school in 1890. On the artificial lake people can ride boats and water bicycles, and in the gazebo from the middle of the park the fanfare performs on holidays.
“Grigore Antipa” House was built in 1860. The building is distinguished by its eclectic style of French inspiration (with late rococo traces). It is here that were born the great biologist Grigore Antipa and his brother, naturalist Nicolae Leon.
Built in 1908 by Neculai Sofian (former mayor), the House of Teachers is one of the most interesting and elegant buildings in Botosani. Although built in the eclectic style, the building is characterized by a special harmony. By the eve of World War II, the building hosted the High School for Girls “Carmen Sylva”.
Attested in 1872, Ventura House was built during 1845-1850 in Neo-Clssical style, with valuable Baroque architectural decorations at the interior that still preserve their original shapes (ladder, metal structures, stained glass). The house belonged to Grigore Ventura, Romanian writer and composer, father of the artist Maria Ventura. Recently refurbished, Ventrua House currently hosts the Ethnographic department of the County Museum and the Folk Arts School.
“Nicolae Iorga” memorial house dates from the second half of the 19th century. It is in this house, built in Moldavian style, that the great historian Nicolae Iorga was born and spent his childhood. The house is an exceptional exhibition space, which retains a significant number of pieces with patrimonial value, related to the life and work of Nicolae Iorga. Original pictures of the family and of the great historian himself dating from several moments of his life, Dr Honoris Causa degrees received from famous educational institutions from Europe (Sorbonne, Cambridge, Rome) and a great number of books written by Nicolae Iorga, many of them in “princeps” edition, as well as newspapers and magazines that he editted and coordinated outline the extraordinary dimension of one of the greatest personalities of the Romanian and universal culture.