Apartment houses in Rabiańska street no. 6 & no. 8
They represent the great granary-houses of Toruń. The breadth of the houses exceeds 10 m, and their height reaches 20 m. House no. 6 was built in renaissance style with decorative fixtures in the upper part. Nowadays it is a seat of a private company. While the house no. 8 is a grand gothic apartment house with richly fragmented top. In medieval times it was a granary, which, after general reconstruction in XIX century, was turned into an apartment house. Recently, the valuable monument was reconstructed in its original gothic shape. To build a house of this type, approximately 75 thousand bricks were needed. At present, the house is being utilized by the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre of Polish Academy of Science.
Baroque granaries in Rabiańska street no. 1 & no. 3
In Rabiańska street no. 1 and no. 3, two small baroque granaries are preserved. According to historical sources and a long lasting tradition, a post station, so-called "Posthalt", whose origins go into early XVIII century, was localised in the granaries. The sources say that the Town Council employed a full time messenger delivering correspondence. Toruń Post Station was incorporated into a network of royal post in XVII century. The most prominent person connected with Toruń Post was Jakub Kazimierz Rubinkowski – a burgrave and post office master, who held his offices in XVIII century. At present, a Philatelist House is located in Rabiańska street no. 1, and a statue of Rubinkowski’s head stands in front of it, in a small square. Whereas two adjoining granaries in Rabiańska street no. 3 represent baroque style and belong to smaller granaries of this type build in Toruń, they differ only in their finials - one is triangular and the other is semicircular.