Old city streets surrounding the central road give specific charm to the city of Pereslavl.
Based on the contemporaries’ accounts in the late 18th – first half of the 19th century, when the central street was built, Pereslavl prominently ranked as a number one industrial and trading district town of the Central Russia. There was a number of businesses, industries, hospitals with a developing infrastructure. The educational level was quite decent: at the end of the 19th century in a town with about 10 000 citizens there was a district school, a religious school, an elementary school for girls , three regular elementary schools and three parochial schools. The inhabitants constituted a mixture of gentry, intelligentsia, bourgeois, clergy, labor and paupers. The numerous ancient brick and wooden buildings and structures give a vivid flashback to the epoch. They make us think of the ancient city, reflect upon the customs and way of life of its inhabitants.