From 1902-1907 the building housed a Christian educational institution for girls: the Roman Catholic Lyceum of St. Gizella. According to Hungarian history, St. Gizella was the wife of the first Hungarian king, Stephen I, who baptized Hungary. During Soviet rule, a music school was created in the building and the sculpture of St. Gizella, the symbol of the building, was walled over. In 1996, it was restored. Today, the Music College operates here, named after the founder of the Transcarpathian school of composition – Dezyderii Zador.