By 1238 Vladimir falls under siege of the Mongols, under Batu Khan, who destroyed most of the city and killing most of its inhabitants. Vladimir crumbled once again under the Tartars in 1293. The city recovered each time, though its realm disintegrated into small princedoms with Moscow increasingly dominant.
In 1408 Vasily I sends Andrei Rublyev and Daniil Chorny to create frescoes inside Vladimir's Assumption Cathedral. And in 1783 Vladimir Central Prison is built on the eastern side of Vladimir.
In 1958, the 850th anniversary of the city foundation was celebrated, with many monuments from the celebrations adorning the city squares.
In 1992 The American Home is officially established and dedicated in Vladimir. Built in the spring of 1992 and officially dedicated on the Fourth of July, the American Home provides a variety of services, including a popular and highly regarded American English and Culture Program, assistance with educational and cultural exchanges, humanitarian aid, and a variety of commercial and tourist services. Built with American materials by American volunteers, the Home serves as an information center for both Russians and foreigners.