ARCHITECT, Polish
(active 1630s in Kazimierz Dolny)

Exterior view

1635
Photo
Celejowska town house, Kazimierz Dolny

The foundation of town of Kazimierz Dolny is attributed to King Wladyslaw I the Short's son, King Kazimierz III the Great, who granted the town rights in the first half of the 14th century. Later, King Wladyslaw II Jagiello modernized Kazimierz Dolny, creating a modern town, with a market square and streets. It enjoyed its greatest prosperity in the 16th and the first half of the 17th century, due to the trade in grain conducted along the Vistula.

Celejowska town house was built for a wealthy merchant family. It has a fabulous attic storey, a balustrade filled with carved figures of saints and an assortment of imaginary creatures, richly ornamented windows and a fine entrance portal and hallway. It now houses the Town Museum.




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