The Western perimeter of Rotušės (Town Hall) square in Kaunas (0)
Architecture type: Professional
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Architecture categories: Urban structures, Block/Neighbourhood, Square
Images: 1
Publications: 0
Consist of 4 object(s)
Tags: Cemeteries, Kaunas Old Town architecture, Kauno kapinės, Town Hall Square in Kaunas
: Kaunas old town, Townhall sq. in Kaunas

The western edge of Rotušės (Town Hall) square was inhabited in the earliest stages of the development of Kaunas town. This is confirmed by the traces of household activities found during the archaeological research. Still, the earliest state of this part of the town is hard to recreate since the later development radically changed the early plan of the land plots. At the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century the Bernardine monastery and Bernardine convent possessions were established here; the town cemetery was located here. In the 18th century the remains of several buildings were incorporated into the newly constructed residential palace. As various written sources mention, there were several town residents’ land plots before the 18th century. Research of the cultural layers has revealed the time period of the decline in the town. The cultural layers from the middle of the 17th century war with Moscow (1655–1667) and a few decades after it indicate the decline: neglected streets and courtyards, cellars, which opened up in place of the ruined buildings were half covered with rubble and later completely filled. Later, Sirutis Palace was constructed in place of the ruined buildings.

Mindaugas Bertašius


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he Pac family mansion (Maironis Lithuanian literature museum) (Survived, k.k.v.r. 10435) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 13
It is generally considered that the Lithuanian Grand Duchy chancellor Kazimierz Pac constructed this mansion in the 17th century by joining several previously built residential houses. The mansion is sometimes called Sirutis mansion after its owner in the 18th century. The mansion was constructed joining...
Architecture type: Professional
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Architecture, Separate building, Residential
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 8
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
The architectural research of the old Kaunas horse post station (Survived, k.k.v.r. 1147) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Rotušės a. 17, 18, 19, 20
Kaunas post station was established in the building constructed at the beginning of the 17th century. The building stands out for its place in the Town Hall square – it interrupts the division of this part of the old town square into land plots and intervenes between the Town Hall building and the buildings...
Architecture type: Professional
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Tzarist
Architecture categories: Separate building, Transport/Communication, Post office
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 2
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Architecture type: Professional
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Before Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Architecture categories: Architecture, Separate building, Transport/Communication, Post office
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 16
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)