The houses used to be built next to each other on the narrow long plots along the streets and market squares. The ordinary built-up area was completed by huge houses in a palace style or independently separated courts. The cellars used to be two to three metres deep and they often went beyond the elevated floor plan of the houses and were connected together, sometimes even with the mint parts and also wells used to be often placed there. The entrance room used with a workshop or a shop used to be situated on the ground floor follower by a chamber and a passage t the courtyard. There was an open stairway from the entrance room to the upper floor, where was situated a black kitchen and a dormitory-generally laid out by a cribwork form the inner side, which provided a good thermic insulation. Mazhaus, a big living room used to situated by the street front wall. On the street front wall used to be placed a house symbol, generally painted on the coat or a metal sheet, the prominent houses used to have a bay heading to the street.

All across long fronted houses run an arcade, which can be seen in Kollarova, Sultysova and Husova street or on the Wenceslas or Komensky square till these days. Narrow gothic housed used to be unified by a new front and attic roof in Baroque period. The municipal built-in area was permanently damaged by frequent fires, which used to be spread very fast, because until the beginning of the 20th century were most of the roofs covered by wooden schingel. The appearance of the houses and streets started to considerably change since the middle of the 19th century, when the arcades started to be replaced by shops with promotion frames often lavishly decorated by woodcarving works.

The houses were sign by house symbols or named after important or long-lived owners first at the end of the 18th century, the first numbering of the houses was made in 1770. The houses are classified by the land archive numbers in our archive.