07 - Tenement house on Żelazna Street

The tenement house at the intersection of Krochmalna and Żelazna Streets was designed in the Art Nouveau style by Henryk Stifelman for the merchant Chaim Gerkowicz. It is worth knowing that before the war, Mieczysław Weinberg, a composer of Jewish origin, was born in this house. During the war, the tenement house was situated on the border of the ghetto, as there was a wall running from the side of Krochmalna Street. The building has remained almost intact, it has numerous historical and artistic values. Numerous ornaments and stucco in the Art Nouveau style have survived on the walls of the gate passage. Some of the apartments have doors with carved wooden entrance and Art Nouveau tiled stoves.

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