EXPANSION

Current shape of the building is a consequence of its systematic expansion. The three-story main building with avant-corps and single story part of the farm buildings were built in 1897. The higher outbuilding with an attic and the northern wing of the main building (kitchen outbuilding) of the same height, were built just before the outbreak of the First World War. In the sixties of the twentieth century, between the avant-corps, from the east side,  a series of rooms was added, which in the eighties were supplemented with successive floors along with reinforced concrete balconies in the façade. In 2003 an elevator shaft and machinery elevated beyond the roof were built, as well as dormers while adapting the attic for residential and utility purposes.

The main building was designed utilitarianly, without too much care for architecture. The use of bare bricks and ogival windows are the features of the neo-Gothic style.

Bricks are arranged in the Gothic (Polish) way, where the binding is obtained by repeating two layers in which the brick is alternately laid with the head and the cart to the face of the wall and the joints are moved by ¼ of the length of the brick. In the face of the main building wall you can see now incomplete characteristic brick decorations.

The oldest part of the building is composed axially as almost symmetrical with respect to the axis of the central projection, which has a three-sided chapel closed on the west. The chapel was located on the 2nd floor until 1957. Then it was transformed into infirmary – a room for the sick. Currently, the chapel is located on the ground floor of the building and is available to everyone.

On July 23, 1990 the whole object was entered in the register of objects of cultural heritage under the reference number 1442.

People and companies involved in creation of the complex:

  • Aleksandra Weyssenhoff– daughter Jan Bogumił Bloch, acting on behalf of the Society, is named as the owner in the construction plan,
  • Władysław Marconi–  Warsaw architect, author of the main building and the outbuilding plans,
  • Stanisław Adamczewski– architect, construction supervisor,
  • Edward Cichocki– architect, co-author of the main building plans, cooperated with mr. Marconi during many construction projects
  • Bevense– carpentry and joinery works,
  • Szymborski– bricklayer foreman,
  • Pytlasiński– tinsmith,
  • Małachowski i Grodzki– roof tile donors,
  • Otton Alberti– director of the gas plant, donor of gas appliances,
  • Bronikowski i Sommer– waterworks at very discounted prices,
  • Kanigowski– two wagons of lime,
  • Company „Grodziec” owned by Stanisław Ciechanowski and Portland-Cement factory „Wysoka” owned by Jakub Eiger– 25 barrels of cement each.
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