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Ulica Kilińskiego

Route of today’s Kilińskiego street is the result of city planning by Jan Klemens Branicki in XVIII century. Once settled, it lead along two ponds, which were a part of Branicki palace complex. The ponds were in the place of current odd numbers buildings – to the right from the palace when looking at Cathedral. At first the street didn’t have a name as only the buildings related to palace were on it. Here a houses of ballet and other artists were built. Next there was a brick coach house at which place “Zum Golden Ring” lodge was built in 1806.

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Tenement house at the end of the street is characterised by ionic pilaster and Greek meander shaped frieze imitating sea waves.
The Street was fully built at the second half of XIX century, after the ponds were removed and it was named “Niemiecka” Street (German Street). After regaining independence the name was changed to Jan Kiliński Street.
Because of its good location and beautiful buildings it was mostly inhabited by doctors and palestra representatives. Only building nr 15 survived out of all those beautiful tenement houses. It was inhabited by city’s most popular dentist – Abram Jossem. Currently there is a hotel in that building.
In 1940 Russians connected Kilińskiego, Lipowa and Rynek Kościuszki Streets into one artery and named it Soviet Street. During the war almost entire street was destroyed. The government decided not to rebuild fancy tenement houses. House nr 15 was more lucky because in 80% destroyed Białystok every saved building was priceless even though the authorities did not approve.