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Friedrich's arcade

Koordinatės: 55.70701, 21.138003
Objekto adresas: Tiltų Street 26a, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Savivaldybė: Klaipeda

In 1692–1722 near Klaipėda, on the left side of the old Dangė river, there was a separate town, named after the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I (Friedrichsstadt), which had its own coat of arms, flag and elder. The beginning of the town was the six homesteads (dated in 1540), settled in the castle territory, along the old Dangė river. The new street was referred to as Odų alėja (Ledergasse, Leather Alley). Aside from fishermen, other people living there included leather workers, later joined by other craftsmen that serviced the castle, castle officers and soldiers. In 1589 there were 46 homestead owners. Those, who were unable or didn't have a right to settle in the town – aliens, soldiers, innkeepers and representatives of the “dirty” crafts, such as barbers, sauna keepers and hairdressers – settled in the outskirts.
In 1627–1629, as Klaipėda citizens started fencing the city, the fences included not only Klaipėda, but its southern suburb as well. As of the mid. 17th c., when it was decided to eliminate the old Dangė river, Klaipėda asked the authorities to attach the southern suburb to the city, but in 1692 the authorities did the complete opposite.
Two towns didn't stay in each other's neighbourhood for long. During the reorganisation of the Prussian cities, in 1722–1723, they were made one. However, people still used the name of Friedrichsstadt for a long time, referring to not only the neighbourhood of the city, but also the market place, the primary school and so on.
Differently from the Old Town, Friedrichsstadt is characterised by a free arrangement of buildings and blocks. This territory developed gradually, without any plan. The street network was not coordinated with that of the Old Town. These differences between Friedrichsstadt and the Old Town can still be seen today in the territory between Didžioji Vandens Street and the old market. They are characterised by large irregularly-shaped blocks and sometimes overlapping street axes.
After the great fire of 1854 Friedrichsstadt still had a lot of its late 18th c. buildings. These include the timber framing warehouses (Daržų/Bažnyčių Street, Aukštoji Street) and brick houses with baroque elements (Didžioji Vandens Street, Vežėjų Street, Daržų Street). Today (2017) this part of the city still features several court yards, which remind of the former town structure.
In 2006 one of such courtyards (situated on Tiltų Street 26A) was rearranged into a Friedrich arcade of several cafeterias, well-liked by Klaipėda citizens and city guests.

Submitted: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I.Simonaitytės biblioteka | http://www.klavb.lt/lt/
 
  • Description:

    ["Friedricho pasažas"] : [negatyvas] / Bernardas Aleknavičius. - [Klaipėda], 1986. - 1 negatyvas

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, Bernardo Aleknavičiaus rankraščių fondas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Contributor: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Negatyvas / jpg

    "Friedricho pasažas", 1986
  • Description:

    ["Friedricho pasažas"] : [negatyvas] / Bernardas Aleknavičius. - [Klaipėda], 1974. - 1 negatyvas

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, Bernardo Aleknavičiaus rankraščių fondas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Contributor: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Negatyvas / jpg

    "Friedricho pasažas", 1974