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Armenian Warehouses (stone), the XV - beginning of the XVIII сentury. Preservation Number #743 | Foto
1 Mykolayivs'kyi Alleway, (1 Tolstoy Alleway)

They are four buildings, which by main fronts, 40 m long, form a red line of the building up of the northern side of Tolstoy Alleyway. From four buildings the estern, corner one, is the latest. It appeared after 1602.
From the first (from the west) a building with a gate the southern stone wall 6 m height from the side of the street and 3 m - from the side of the yard has remained. In its middle part there is a gate with a three-centered tie plate, аnd on each side of it there are two embrasure, layd under the buttresses type.
The second building is two-storied. It is square in plane with sides of 7.3 m long. Height of the walls from the side of the street is 5.2 m. The first floor is basement, covered with a stone torispherical arch with strikings above the windows and doorways. The entrance is from the yard by the stone stairs 6 m long. the windows of the second floor have remained the original white-stone platbands of early Renaissance form.
The third building is two-storied. It is rectangular in its plan with sides of 14.5 m along the front and 10 m in the heart of the yard. The first floor is basement with a landing of 3 m. Height of the walls from the side of the street is 5 m. The first floor is covered with a torispherical arch with strikings above the windows and doorways. The entrance is from the side of the neighbour second building. The doorway is with a white-stone portal and a tie plate of semicircular outline. The window opennings are cut and altered. The fourth building is corner, one-storied. Height of the walls is 4.5 m. Two outer corner walls with altered window opennings have remained from the building.
The third and fourth buildings are overbuilt by the modern laying at a height of 1.5 m. All four buildings were built as dwelling houses with use of the below stairs as the warehouses.
The volume and planning structure of the Medieval Armenian dwelling and a unique Renaissance ornament is preserved in the monuments, together they make up a unified architectural ensemble of an ancient city street.

Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР; (Ил. справ.-каталог): В 4-х т./ Гл. редкол.: Н.Л. Жариков (гл. ред.) и др. - К.: Будівельник, 1983-1986.

Translated by Yana Anufriyeva
mail to: yana@dekasoft.com.ua