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Building on Kurpių Street 2

Koordinatės: 55.709142, 21.133384
Objekto adresas: Kurpių Street 2, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Savivaldybė: Klaipeda

The building, situated in Klaipėda Old Town, is one of the fragments of the historical arrangement of Kurpių Street. It was built in the late 19th century. According to the data of 1866, the empty plot of land was purchased by the merchant G. Butkus and the same person is indicated as the owner of the plot in the address book of 1898. Presumably, he had already built this building, since there are records of two tenants. This is an excellent example of the simpler architecture of residential buildings, built on the Old Town's side streets, characteristic to the late 19th–early 20th c.
The primary purpose of the building was residential. In the first half of the 20th c. some of the premises were used for production. There was a vodka and liqueur factory, which belonged to A. Stoch & Co. company. This company also engaged in grain and flax trade, as well as wholesale in colonies. The other part of the building was used for apartment rent.
In 1939–1944 the building belonged to the woodworker Paul Müller. According to written sources of that period, the owner used to rent these apartments. Also, a document dating back to 1942 states, that the building housed Marine-HJ-Wehrfunk-Saurien company.
After the war, in the second part of the 20th c. the building was nationalised. Currently (2017) it features private apartments and an antique shop on the ground floor.

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

    Pastatas Kurpių g. 2 : [skaitmeninė nuotrauka] / Ingrida Valotkienė. - Klaipėda, 2017. - 1 vaizdas

    Source: Ingridos Valotkienės asmeninis archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Contributor: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Skaitmeninė nuotrauka / jpg

    Rights: CC BY-NC-ND

    Pastatas Kurpių g. 2