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Ulica Krakowskie Przedmieście w gubernialnym mieście Lublinie


Krakowskie Przedmieście Street in the government town of Lublin ; Architektura w mieście, architektura dla miasta : przestrzeń publiczna w miastach ziem polskich w "długim" dziewiętnastym wieku ; Zabór rosyjski


Gałecka, Marzena


Łupienko, Aleksander (1980– ) : Editor ; Zabłocka-Kos, Agnieszka (1957– ) : Editor ; Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla


Instytut Historii PAN

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p. 383-402 : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm ; Abstract in English

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cities and towns - Poland - history - 19th c. ; cities and towns - Poland - history - 1900-1945 ; architecture and society - Poland - history - 19th c. ; architecture and society - Poland - history - 1900-1945 ; Krakowskie Przedmieście Street (Lublin, Poland) ; Litewski Square (Lubin, Poland) ; Holy Cross Exaltation Orthodox Church (Lublin, Poland) ; Monument of the Union of Lublin (Lublin, Poland) ; urban planning - Poland - Lublin - history - 19th century ; urban planning - Poland - Lublin - history - 1870-1914 ; architecture - Poland - Lublin - history


Krakowskie Przedmieście is the main street in Lublin. It stretches westwards and is divided into two sections: the “old” Krakowskie Przedmieście Street to Litewski Square, and the remaining section which reaches a municipal park called Saxon Garden. The first section of Krakowskie Przedmieście Street was formed when burgher tenement houses were built along the street. The second part began to take shape circa 1876. The development of Lublin’s new centre in the period of the Congress Kingdom of Poland was influenced by activities of the central and provincial authorities, such as the construction of military and commercial roads (for which Krakowskie Przedmieście Street played the role of connecting passage), and investments by the authorities in the vicinity of two neighbouring squares which, with the passage of several decades, turned into a central municipal squarecalled Litewski Square. After the establishment of the Polish Kingdom, the authorities made some decisions that had an impact on the creation of new public spaces in Lublin outside the Old Town. In addition, the westward growth of Lublin in 1864–1914 was stimulated by favourable local physiographic conditions and the inflow of the Jewish population into the Old Town and the “old” part of Krakowskie Przedmieście, as well as the taking over of former monastery lands for development. Shortly before the outbreak of the Great War, Lublin was a central point of commercial traffic in the province. What was necessary in such a centre, apart from warehouses, were creditinstitutions and banks, some of which had their own properties on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street.

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IH PAN, call no. II.14682 ; IH PAN, call no. II.14681 Podr. ; click here to follow the link



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Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Library of the Institute of History PAS





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