Gellérthegy Street

186404_186397_ripka_nyito_2.jpg Ferenc Ripka, born 150 years ago, was mayor of Budapest but his name is hardly known The name of Ferenc Ripka has been hardly known, although for eight years, between 1924 and 1932, he was the head of Budapest. As one of the most influential mayors of the period between the two world wars, he did much to improve the public health system of the capital. Today, his memory is preserved by a street in Óbuda and a plaque in his former residence, Gellérthegy Street.
Old school in 1st District being torn down – Residential building planned as replacement The former Szent Gellért Primary School building is being torn down at 8 Gellérhegy Street in the 1st district. A residential building with 44 flats will be built in its place. Demolition began a few days ago.

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