The high-rise residential and business building in the shape of the Latin letter L is the first in a series of three ground-floor buildings on the north side of Štrosmajerova Street, formed on plots of uniform street front width. With a slightly lower ground-floor building built in the residential area as an extension of the short courtyard wing, it forms an elongated rectangular inner courtyard.
It is built of brick, plastered and painted, with a final sprayed layer on the street facade. The roof is extremely high, with a ridge at the height of the ridge of the neighboring one-story building, covered with pepper tiles.
The building consists of a basement and a ground floor, and a mezzanine above the Einforth passage. The basement is located under the main and courtyard building. The central and rear part is used as a restaurant, and the part below the street part as a storage room. The preserved remains of several layers of painting and parts of inscriptions on the walls, as well as the once significantly larger dimensions of the basement openings towards the street, today partially bricked up, indicate that this space was once used as a bar. The basement rooms are vaulted with half-shaped and shallow spherical vaults, while there are flat ceilings above the einforth passage, and the residential ground floor and mezzanine.
The street facade is simply composed and its present appearance is the result of several reconstructions, the last of which probably originates from the time after the II century. war, after the significant raising of the street level due to the route of the railway along the axis of Štrosmajerova Street.
On the left side there is an elliptically finished gate in a simple plaster frame and an oval oculus above, in its axis.
Four windows in a shallow, step-moulded frame with basement openings in the axes, arranged in a regular rhythm of two on the right side.
Above the oculus and window openings are prominent architraves, but without consoles. Along the facade, the under-window wreath is emphasized, which connects all the openings and goes over the plaster frame of the gate opening, disregarding its geometry. Although partially preserved decorative elements on the facade and the year with initials on the gable wall of the attic (KJ 1889) point to the end of the 19th century, the structural and design solutions used, the characteristic high roof and a number of preserved fittings details point to an earlier time when the building was built, most likely around the middle of the 19th century.
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The Old Core of Novi Sad was declared a cultural asset, by the decision on establishing it as a spatial cultural-historical unit – 05 no. 633-151/2008 of January 17, 2008, “Sl. gazette of the Republic of Serbia” no. 07/2008.