Guide to Pereslavl Zalessky
The Land of Pereslavl
The Origins
of Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl — a tour
of the city streets
Churches and Cathedrals
A few words about
Mini Telephone Directory
Sights of Pereslavl
Panoramic Map
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   Rostovskaya Street (formerly Simeonovskaya) has been the most hectic street throughout the centuries. The street which streams north from the central intersection towards Rostov the Great was the first street to be cobble-paved back in 1788. Many of its stone buildings, erected at both sides of the road in accordance with the standard design of Moscow architects, have been preserved to date. In the 19th century the first floors used to be occupied by stores and taverns. The town Duma, responsible for the law enforcement in the pubic places, ordered that taverns to be placed in houses that are decent and safe for the public, with a dedicated backhouse; each door to be equipped with a sign-board bearing the pubs name; a lantern to be provided at the door and lit throughout the night; the permissible entertainment to include music, singing and authorized games; the rooms to be maintained clean and proper, with painted or papered walls; the servants to be trustworthy, and decently dressed.... The upper stories were mostly used as hotel rooms and rented apartments. At the end of the 19th century the non-heated apartment could be rented for 3 roubles, the heated one — for 6 roubles per month. A middle class state employees household had the annual subsistence of about 400 roubles per year, a teachers — 250350 roubles, a workers — 120150.

Rostovskaya and Svoboda Str. Intersection

The Temerins Manor (the city Military Commissariat)