Dom Gdański Inn, Węgrów
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A brick inn dates back to the 1st half of the 18th century. The feature has a regional value. It has been inscribed to the register of monuments as an example of Baroque urban development.


The feature was built in the first half of the 18th century. At first, it served as a trading post for Gdańsk merchants and, at the same time, as an inn with a large yard in the back. Around 1910 the passage hall on the building’s axis was walled up and the house was partitioned into apartments. A pharmacy was located in the western part of the building. The building was renovated in 1980. Roof truss and its cover were replaced and the former entrance gate was restored. The feature was adapted to serve as a library.


The old “Dom Gdański” inn is located on the north frontage of the Market Square in Węgrów (formerly 25 Dzierżyński Street), in the north-eastern corner, next to the historic Liw-Drohiczyn route. It neighbours on Staszic Street in the east.

The feature is made of brick laid on limestone mortar, plastered. It has a basement. The feature was built in the first half of the 18th century in the Baroque style. Set on the elongated rectangle floor plan with a narrow, perpendicular annex in the back. Covered with a tall mansard roof housing a residential loft. A two-bay building with a hall (formerly a pass-through one) located along the axis. Rooms of both suites are accessible through the hall, available through entrances from the Market Square and the rear façade, symmetrically arranged along the main axis. Rooms in the annex are accessible from the yard in the back of the building or from the north, through the room in the south-eastern corner of the main building.

The building’s body is compact, bulky, consisting of a cubic, relatively low corpus and a tall, broken mansard roof covered with copper sheet. The main axis of the corpus is accentuated by a discontinuous pediment of a Baroque style. An attic room, at the attic level, was placed width-wise.

A ten-axis front (south) façade. Equipped with a slightly protruding, four-axis avant-corps with an attic room on the upper floor, crowned with a plain, slightly profiled cornice. An attic room is articulated with lesenes and crowned with a discontinuing pediment with a wavy line. There is an oculus along the pediment axis, without window woodwork, in ray-shaped frame carved in plaster.

The rear façade of the building has six axes and a gate positioned along the axis, analogically as the front façade. Vertical partitions of the rear façade are introduced by simplified pilasters.

The “Dom Gdański” inn in Węgrów at Rynek 11 is available for visitors throughout the year, on working days and hours of the public library.

Compiled by Katarzyna Kosior, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Warsaw, 11-09-2014.


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General information

  • Type: tavern
  • Chronology: ok. I poł. XVIII w.
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: Rynek 11, Węgrów
  • Location: Voivodeship mazowieckie, district węgrowski, commune Węgrów
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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