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Tenement at 26 Więckowskiego St.

26 Więckowskiego St.

General

The building was constructed before 1888 on Nowo Cegielniana Street (New Brick), presently named Więckowskiego. Originally the street was named after the first brickyard to which it led to. Between 1933 and 1939 the street name was Śródmiejska, however this name did not preserve in the city residents memory. After the war in order to commemorate colonel Stanisław Więckowski the street was named after him. The street extends between Piotrkowska Street and 1st May Avenue.

In the Lodz State Archives there are few plans for development of the property, which current address is 26 Więckowskiego Street.

In 1888, industrialist Markus Füchs applied for the building permit for: construction of a brick, 2-storey high, manual weaving mill with an attic and toilets and staircase modification; [1] and addition of three floors with toilets to the 1-story factory outbuilding. [2]

Gustaw Landau-Gutenteger (1862-1917), renowned Lodz architect, signed off both projects.

History

In the following years the owner of the building changed. Lejb Jakub Blechstein is a registered owner mentioned in consecutive records, dated 1896 [3] and 1897 [4]. Both records mention a picture from nature of two outbuildings, most likely constructed illegally by the owner, since the lack of permit is also registered.

Second of the two foregoing projects of the buildings was signed off by architect Adolf Zeligson. There are also two other owners named: Sern Enzel Kurland and Symcha Schenfeld.

Events

Presently, the facade of the building requires urgent renovation in order to preserve its decorative gypsum details.

Interesting fact about the property is a diagonal misalignment (diagonal shape) of its southern border. All borders, of the lots of land located inside the whole quarter, have this shape. It is typical for this part of the city.  Stare Polesie district was built on agricultural lands and misaligned borders reflect the layout of fields that still existed here in the 19th century. The process of rapid urbanization and lack of investment real estate, forced local authorities to sell lots of land in their original shape; straitening the borders by geodesists would significantly lengthen the selling process. Today, in this part of Lodz, we can still see the shape of fields that existed here centuries ago.

Today (29.12.1989 Onwards)

Presently, the facade of the building requires urgent renovation in order to preserve its decorative gypsum details.

Interesting fact about the property is a diagonal misalignment (diagonal shape) of its southern border. All borders, of the lots of land located inside the whole quarter, have this shape. It is typical for this part of the city.  Stare Polesie district was built on agricultural lands and misaligned borders reflect the layout of fields that still existed here in the 19th century. The process of rapid urbanization and lack of investment real estate, forced local authorities to sell lots of land in their original shape; straitening the borders by geodesists would significantly lengthen the selling process. Today, in this part of Lodz, we can still see the shape of fields that existed here centuries ago.

Links

[1]  APŁ, RGB – WB, syg. 604

[2]  APŁ, RGB – WB, syg. 421

[3]  APŁ, RGB – WB, syg. 5908

[4]  APŁ, RGB – WB, syg. 6443

[5]  When creating a biographical note the text from the following page was used:
      http://bip.uml.lodz.pl/index.php?str=1533

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Stamp Information

Country Polska Polska
City Lodz Lodz
Address 26 Więckowskiego St.
Street Name Changes Until 1933: Nowa Cegielniana, 1933-1939: Śródmiejska, 1939-1945: Moltkestraße, from 1945: Więckowskiego
District Old Polesie
Monument Register Number Obiekt wpisany do ewidencji zaby
Architect(s) Gustaw Landau-Gutenteger, Adolf Zeligson
Number of Floors 3
Construction Start 1888
Construction Completion 1897
Planned Use Apartments Building
First Owner Markus Füchs
Successive Owner(s) Lejb Jakub Blechstein
Noticeable Tenants Arnold Mostowicz


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