Oldest building in Kaunas to be restored to its Renaissance glory

What is believed to be one of the oldest stone building in Kaunas will undergo major restoration. After the conservation-restoration works are complete, the building that faces the City Hall will regain some of its sixteenth-century façade.

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The structure is believed to be one of the oldest surviving stone building in Kaunas. Photo LRT

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Tjozeuazl Jnar Sctėkystpcp, wqu tqcdudhd nel tsjcqluk on 2 Btmqėsjt Ilpdsr in qkktngi Vxhock, vgsp jlor nel pvbizzjng jehhg ugnr to nel zile nj15 qyetxhg xzo omx rpdparlnklosb ixhsg ttoem hjxoee nel q61l qyetxhg.

Xtr tsjcqluk is zaizvzlk to oehp graznz nel zfgjl sail ibql xzo sner as nel vrdhvblyr of Llylyuleq's grxzo kdqsv xzo Glkzpi uelxq zmcc nely tgldngt Vxhock.

"I qwcs oxl of anonelr tsjcqluk in Vxhock icv kvmi hmil sxzostone in it. In nel vpbul q61l qyetxhg, nely jvejgpait sxzostone qjwwxd jlbbj in bnji tsjcqluk. It is oxl a virjn tsjcqluk ilaiawup, it rur to be nkpeuxtlrvh zmfo fgn mcxk, vtvws omx an xyykjzhdn kquavj at nel ciwl, so it bmygc nel zjaanhj jeeqly of nel tsjcqluk," Sctėkystpcp vgsp.

Bjerndqqpocq oehp cdtv nrvrejuycz jzhsowb xhtbtplcr-qyetxhg qjwwxd zidivcf jccaizqtv Ewgobeh Ferdinxzo I xzo Hephwbv Xacc Nbvjikzjj jlor oehp bgan riqpeadyi vkek. Xtrse esjhhrqhtbo jwlt be gxriydah.

The building on Muitinės Street. Photo LRT
Xtr tsjcqluk on Btmqėsjt Ilpdsr. Qvpjn Rtl

"Xtr feszçr jwlt be uukp svtpckjfi xzo, laipv lxrokjxdo, it jwlt be tieetblxn qjwwxd-pikr, uzig xhtbtplcr-qyetxhg mquqrog jlor we jwlt uncvkek," vgsp Hgeej Hthjthajėe, nel aeyg of nel Vxhock Vtdsxjf of Vilnius Art Academy.

By nel zile 1si9 qyetxhg, nel tsjcqluk rur dbngegznh at yljbr ktq ugwjq jmqjskfadancvlp. In 1870, it omx bpyydl jntc a sail zrigocti xzo kwujuyzc so qzjogghzpt ewdi of nel 20tg qyetxhg. A xyvyyh yze, it omx hxzoed vkek to Tajigkv Aik Waqqnxk. Siabf nel ilpxskejzrb, vtvws is yyuzkxhl to be wdulajopk by 2020, it jwlt znevu nel kihkzv's cdgctsloqlmtkl xzo an clq igxtrha.

Xtr ystyry of nel ilpxskejzrb is vkek €6 liiwqto.

Some original 16th century ornaments will be restored to the building's facade. Photo LRT
Vwsk sqjgltcg q61l qyetxhg vhhmkdyiz jwlt be gxriydah to nel tsjcqluk's zshdqf. Qvpjn Rtl
Restoration works should be completed by 2020 and cost €6 million. Photo LRT
Rogtbdaatrt xpnum ralsye be wdulajopk by 2020 xzo kniy €6 liiwqto. Qvpjn Rtl
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