Rynek of Rohatyn

A diagram of the town's rynek (marketplace) as recollected by Jack Glotzer z"l and Herman Skolnik z"l in 1999 at the request and initiation of Donia Schwarztein z"l, and redrawn by Alexander Walzer, Jack's brother in law. A special thanks to Howard Steinmetz z"l for sharing this diagram with the group. However, one should ignore the compass at the upper left showing North directed toward the top of the page.  According to how this diagram is laid out, North should point almost toward the left egde of the page or about 65 degrees counterclockwise. 

The color photographs below were taken by Marla Raucher Osborn during her trip to Rohatyn in 2008 and are being used with her gracious permission to correlate the stores in the diagram to the left with actual buildings as they currently stand in Rohatyn.  There is some guesswork as to which buildings match up to the stores listed in the diagram.  If the match seems incorrect, please let me(Alex) know.

Eastern side of the Rynek:
Kerchner-Kleinwaks Wholesale Grocery
Gymnasium andHorn's Saloon
Catholic Church c1936
Catholic Church c2008
A postcard of the Rynek in Rohatyn during World War One c1916.Notice the Catholic Church at the right.  One is looking as if facing the buildings noted at the top edge of the diagram.
Rosenstein Newspaper Booth (kjosek)      An example of a Kiosk in Rohatyn
Southern side of the Rynek:

Dollar Saloon (Szynk) and Residence of Jonas Horn family. 

 William Halpern lived on top floor.  Home up the street of Dovid and Bronia Hornstein Horn 

(Anna Yenenga commissioned this painting by a resident artist of Rohatyn and brought it from Rohatyn to the United States as a gift to Jacob Hornstein;  permission granted by Harriet Korim to post this image.)

Rynek 1:Podhorcer Textile (Sklep Blawatny)
 Rynek 2:Rothenberg Textile(Sklep Blawatny)
 Rynek 3:Sharer Textile(Sklep Blawatny)
 Rynek 4:Landau Saloon
Rynek 5:Kizel Eggs
Rynek 6:Holder Saloon(szynk)
Rynek 7:Brick Textile(sklep blawatny)
Western side of the Rynek:
Rynek 9:Mayer Glotzer Butcher Store
Rynek 10:Rosenkranz Textile
 Rynek 11:Braunstein Kitchen Supply Store
 Rynek 12:Schaps?
 Rynek 13:Kerchner Grocery
 Rynek 14:Fisher Shoe Store
 Rynek 15:Gutstein Haberdashery
 Rynek 16:Szyse Glotzer Butcher Store Max and Miriam Faust lived on top floor from 1930-3
Rynek 17:Winter Clothing Store,Topf and Fruchter Saloon
 Rynek 18:Horn Bakery Building owned by Amalja Horn.  Restaurant operated by Munio Halpern and Zygmunt Topf
Ukrainian Church
Northern side of the Rynek:


Polish Constitution Day celebrations in 1938 
The red and white stripes on the door frames indicated that the store carried cigarettes, matches, and sugar, consumer goods regulated by a state monopoly. Image courtesy of Marla Raucher Osborn; photo from Paulina, current Rohatyn citizen.(Source: https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph.php?ModuleId=0&MediaId=3995)
 Rynek 20:Bromberg Handyman
Rynek 21:Bohnen Plumbing Store
Rynek 22:Kleinwaks Grocery
Rynek 23:Rosenberg Restaurant and H. Reiss Hardware
Rynek 24:Fiol Barber
Rynek 25:Mark Drugstore
Fanny Holtzmann image matches Rynek 21-23 
Fanny Holtzmann image matches Rynek 24-25.
 Rynek 26:Kreisler Tobacco and Book Store
 Rynek 27:Grad Textile
Rynek 28:Lipszyc Gasoline and Oil, and Kirszen Saloon
Rynek 29:Silver Candy Store and Price Shoe Store