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Carl Bradtke Tenement in Bydgoszcz

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Type  Habitation house
Address  Gdanska Street 93
Opened  1896
Construction started  1895
Location  Bydgoszcz, Poland
Country  Poland
Floors  4
Architect  Józef Święcicki
Carl Bradtke Tenement in Bydgoszcz
Architectural style  German Historicism, rokoko elements
Classification  N°A/1126/1-4, 5 June 1993
Similar  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.

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Location

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.
  • History

    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.

    Features

    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.

    References

    Carl Bradtke Tenement in Bydgoszcz Wikipedia


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