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The House under the Negro in Gdansk






Beautiful Rococo building built in 1728, its name comes from the coat of arms placed above the portal on a gold background representing the head of a Negro. The owner of the building was John Skrzycki, coming from a poor family in Gdansk, Mason. John Skrzycki despite his undoubted talent, could not find the recognition of Gdańsk artists - it was said of him "nigger." The social situation has changed dramatically Skrzyckiego, married with a rich gdańszczanką. Perhaps the recognition of talent Skrzyckiego by Gdańsk artists, the hero himself had the idea for an "Negro" on the portal of your house.