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A 19th Century Telegraph Station Newly Restored for Kaunas Residents

The old military telegraph station of Kaunas Fortress opened in the autumn of 1891 and became the first cultural heritage site in Kaunas that has been restored under the new authenticity certification system now applicable in Lithuania. The building`s reconstruction aims to preserve all architectural and cultural elements that are more than a century old now. For more information, please visit www.telegrafas.lt.

More Than a Century of History Preserved

Telegrafas has retained an authentic system of offices, which became separate studio apartments with an area of 20–28 sq m suitable for living, working or creating. The exclusive interior style of Telegrafas has been created through the preservation of authentic details such as openwork steel stairs, authentic ceiling mouldings and restored authentic wood doors throughout the entire building that have been painted with the original colour used when the telegraph station was first built.

Polychromatic research revealed that walls were repainted as many as 12 times and the façade was repainted 10 times in more than 100 years.

Authenticity in Every Step

“As soon as we saw this unique building, we decided at once that we would recreate all its details and we would invest in exclusive Kaunas architecture, in this architectural and cultural heritage that is more than a century old now. Our new project of multifunctional studio apartments is the best representation of the Citus philosophy, i.e. seeing the surrounding environment with new eyes and becoming a company that creates value for the community and the whole city”, said Mindaugas Vanagas, the director of the company.

About the Developer

Telegrafas is being given new life by real estate development company Citus, which is currently working on residential and commercial real property projects in Vilnius and Kaunas.  Citus is now developing the following projects: Karaliaučiaus Slėnis, a complex of cottages and low-rise apartment houses in Vilnius; Kauno Senamiesčio Apartamentai, a project of exclusive apartments; Neries Ardai, a low-rise housing complex; Goštauto 8, a co-working office centre in Vilnius; and Jonučių Namai, a project to build economical apartment buildings in Kaunas.

In 2016, the Karaliaučiaus Slėnis and Kauno Senamiesčio Apartamentai projects developed by Citus received the main prizes in the For Sustainable Development competition organised by LNTPA.

Kaunas has welcomed the Telegraph

On the 23rd of November, 2017  the board of authenticity was unveiled. On this occasion, Telegraph was congratulated by Povilas Mačiulis, vice-mayor of Kaunas municipality, Diana Varnaitė, director of the Department of cultural heritage, Mindaugas Statulevičius, director of the Lithuanian real estate development association, members of the architect's community and representatives of the municipality.  

For more details about Telegrafas, please contact

Tomas Zinkevičius
Sales Manager of Real Estate Development Company CITUS
+370 640 61946