History

Bohem Art Hotel is located under 35, Molnár street int he 5th district. The property – as all buildings and sites – is mentioned in sources from the end of the 17th century. The documents from those days feature the property, in which the building will have taken place. One of the most famous proprietors was Manfréd Weiss, the industry tycoon, who owned the buliding from 1884 to 1894. The building had an important role in the city’s industrial history: the Szénásy Írószer és Körzőgyár (stationery factory), built in 1903 was also in this building. The factory’s owner, Béla Szénásy was a stationery wholesaler, the creator of Hungarian paper industry and trade, and the originator of the Budapest International Industry Fair. The factory is also famous beacuse in 1944 they produced the „Schutzpasses”, the passes issued by the Swedish legation to protect the Jews threatened in the Second World War.

History

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