"Born in Iasi and later settling in Bacau, where he was chief architect of the city and then deputy, George Sterian shaped his career as an architect at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, at exactly the same period with Ion Mincu, the architect credited with initiating Neo-Romanian style in 1886, with the construction of Lahovari House.
The trilobite arches of the windows of the Lahovari House, or the accolade ones of the Administrative Palace in Galați, completed in 1906, two infallible marks of Ion Mincu and his disciples (Cherchez Gregory, Thomas T. Socolescu, Constantin Iotzu, Victor Ștefănescu, Paul Smărăndescu, Petre Antonescu, etc.) are replaced by George Sterian in the casino building from Slănic-Moldova with Byzantine horseshoe arches, more typical of the vernacular architecture of the villages and towns in Moldova, where the Greek-Ottoman influence was weaker. Finally, the roof of the Casino in Slănic-Moldova, raised by its two bulb-shaped towers, of a clear Slavic influence, just as the kiosk roof in the park, is a typical element for church architecture.”
(ENACHE, Bogadn C., Stilul arhitectural neoromânesc moldav al lui George Sterian,