| Habitation house|
Gdanska Street 93
| Bydgoszcz, Poland|
| German Historicism, rokoko elements|
N°A/1126/1-4, 5 June 1993
Hugo Hecht tenement, Theonia Reichhardt House in, Villa Hugo Hecht in Bydgoszcz, Alexander Timm House
The Carl Bradtke Tenement is a historical habitation building located at Gdańska Street N°93, in Bydgoszcz.
Carl Bradtke Tenement in Bydgoszcz Wikipedia
The building stands on the eastern side of Gdańska Street between Świętojańska street and Chocimska street.
It stands close to remarkable tenements in the same street:Villa Carl Grosse at N°84;
Otto Riedl Tenement at N° 85;
Villa Hugo Hecht at N°88-90;
Tenement at Gdanska street 91;
Hugo Hecht tenement at N°92-94.
The house was built in 1895-1896, on a design by architect Joseph Święcicki for a master stonecutter Carl Bradtke. Carl Bradtke worked also with Fritz Weidner for the erection of nearby building at N°91.
The house, from the beginning, had been thought as a rental building as well as a trading one with two wings merging at the rear. The initials of the first owner ("CB") appear in a cartouche set in an upper pediment. The address of the house was then "Danzigerstrasse 53, Bromberg".
At the beginning of the 20th century, the tenement housed a bicycles dealer, Erich Krahn, (company "Patria").
In the 1920s a patisserie (Polish: Piekarnia) had been run in the building by Emil Kobielski.
The building has a richly decorated facade with 2 small side gables, in which stands a gargoyle on a background of ostrich feathers. The architect created a functional complex of buildings centered around a rectangular courtyard enclosed at the back. A hallway allows to get the residential house located at the back of the garden.
The front building follows the Historicism style with references to Neo-Baroque and Rococo. In the same area, Józef Święcicki also realized other edifices:Hotel "Pod Orlem" at Gdanska st.14;
Oskar Ewald Tenement at Gdanska st.30;
Józef Święcicki tenement at Gdanska st.63;
Tenement at Gdanska street 86;
Hugo Hecht tenement at N°92-94;
Tenement at Freedom Square 1.
The building has been put on the Pomeranian heritage list (N°A/1126/1-4), on 5 June 1993.