"The Market Square: Dekert Side" The Market Square Tip by Vanity666

The Market Square, Warsaw: 4 reviews and 8 photos


(northern, even numbers, 28-42) designed by a group of architects under the supervision of Stanisław Żaryn, in accordance to the state prior to 1944, at that time the whole frontage was adapted for the Historical Museum of the City of Warsaw (Muzeum Miasta st. Warszawy). The original houses from XV - XVII centuries survived until 1944 and used to be the most interesting town coplex. They were damaged only a little. Nevertheless, before 1948 they were partly pulled down. The house preserved best among them was the Barczyko house (nr 32) with a stone herma-post, and the only XVII century attic preserved in the Old Town, as well as a portal coming from the Pińczw workshop presenting a Baryczko gmerk. The ?Pod Murzynkiem? house (nr 36) is decorated by a sgraffiti form the XVII century, by a portal coming from the Santi Gucci workshop, and a Negro head (a replica, the original kept in the collection of the Historical Museum). The new sgraffiti were made by Zofia Artmowska and Roman Artmowski, the symbols of different crafts - by Witold Miller, the wall-paintings presenting the medical symbols - by Jan Zamoyski.

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  • Written Sep 5, 2007
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