The most animated artery of Iaşi, a place of promenade for yesterday yesterday, but also for today, Lapusneanu Street was named in 1873 after that of voivode Alexandru Lăpuşneanu, responsible for the election of Iaş as the capital of Moldavia in 1564. Earlier, in the 17th-18th centuries, the street was known as Uliţa Serbească, which reached up to the former hotel Romania, in front of which was played for the first time the Hora Unirii in 1857. In the 1850s the street accommodated the most modern shops with luxury products for ladies and gentlemen, Hotel d’Europe, Madonna House, Banu Church, Town Hall Garden, Hotel Palace or Hotel Traian. Also here, in M-me Alexandre’s former Lepadatu houses, lived in 1875, slowly convalescent barely emerging from the Sf. Spiridon, our national poet, Mihai Eminescu. The building had 28 rooms, 2 floors in the street and 3 in the yard.
Unfortunately, most of the buildings on Lapusneanu Street do not exist today, whether they were demolished after World War II destruction, or fell victim to multiple systematizations of the area, which eroded the identity of the city.