The Tobacco Factory

From among 41 submitted tenders, the application of mayor Ferenc Gödri won the rights to establish a tobacco factory in 1897. Until 1904 though, due to a lack of suitable edifices, this was located in the city hall. The factory’s group of buildings were constructed between 1901 and 1907, in chronological order: a double-storey warehouse, the director’s apartment, two single-storey buildings for launching the manufacturing process, a warehouse for depositing raw tobacco, a water tower, an official’s lodgings, and the double-storey main building. The tin ornaments of the roof, the wrought-iron fence by the street, the gateposts are all worthy of note. Until 1932 cigars were manufactured here, later the factory switched to producing cigarettes. Following the temporary cessation during World War II, the factory closed permanently in 2010 after 113 years of functioning.


József Álmos

Year: 1901-1907

Adress: Str. Kós Károly Nr. 23