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House of Doctor Juozas Zubkus

Kaunas, Lithuania
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Žilvinas Rikšelis, 2019.

The owner of the house was Kazimiera and Juozas Zubkus, who lived in this building from 1939 to 1944. He was a medical doctor and a Professor at Vytautas Magnus University during the interwar period. The building has a ground floor and three regular floors on top. When the building was first designed, it was decided that, on the first floor, there would be the office of the doctor for his patients. In this office, there was a waiting room, an operating room and other rooms for practice. Furthermore, an internal staircase led directly to the doctor's luxurious flat on the second floor. There were apartments for rent on the first and third floors. Moreover, several rooms in the shed and at the janitor's apartment, a boiler room, storage rooms and two garages with entrances from the backyard on the ground floor.

The building has a vertical emphasis on the front facade due to the continuous vertical elements between the windows. There are five columns of windows in the middle of the facade and four balconies with curved edges on the sides. These balconies are on the second and third floors. There is a passageway to the backyard at the southern part of the front facade. The main entrance to the building is at the north end. The original wooden door still exists today. It contains two small stable parts at the sides and a door in the middle. The stable parts have four equal-sized glass parts. The wooden door has glass in the middle with metal floral elements.

Today, the building is used for residential purposes, and there is a small workshop on the ground floor.

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