No. 3, Huet Square
15th – 18th century
The irregular quadrilateral-shaped building was built in successive stages in the zwinger formed between the walls I and III of the belt, where the court building develops and was located at an intermediate level between the Lower and Upper Town platforms.
The construction takes the relief difference having 4 levels, with the plane withdrawn in stages. Towards the Stairs Passage the building incorporates remnants of the wall of the third belt. The Tower Ladder, restored in 1860, defines the front left side of the building, with direct accesses to sections of the floor scale I and II.
Huet Square façade, with an entry corresponding to the fourth level, was extended toward the market space at the end of the last century, the added body then ensuring the tower access.
Special architectural elements:
- Wind Flag, with the years 1690 and 1745 and the GB initials
- Courtyard between walls of fortifications, which corresponds to the second level
- Journeymen's Pillar, built in 2004, where each journeyman passing through Sibiu leaves some reminder of their trade
In 1833, tailor Chr. Zelner was an home owner who donates his house to establish a vocational school. The school will open here in 1842 and later moved to the gymnasium building.
From the nineteenth century until nationalization, the building remained for several generations in the Thoiss family. Frederich Thoiss opens a bakery here in 1900, which runs until the First World War.
In 1995, the courtyard wall collapsed. In 2002, the first journeymen travelers had arrived in Sibiu after a long absence. They were hosted into this building and in the Ladder Tower. Since then, Piata Huet no. 3 became the official residence of journeymen passengers who have become more numerous from year to year and formed an association; they can be seen in Sibiu every summer in July and August.