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At its south-eastern end stands an Evangelical Methodist Church, and its opposite tip aims at the so-called Bydgoszcz Musical District. The establishment of the street is associated with the dynamic development of the city in the second half of the 19th century. The location of Bydgoszcz Main train station, away from the current center of Bydgoszcz in , eased the urban expansion of the city to the north and north-west.
New frontages were built on a grand scale, using the nascent Art Nouveau design. Special attention has been given at the time to street equipment praised by the local establishment: paving , wide sidewalks with granite , street lighting gas , then electrical after Buildings have been completed within a decade, making August Cieszkowski street a place gathering luxurious tenement houses designed by renowned architects in Bydgoszcz :.
Frontages present a variety of stylistic trends, both traditional Neo-Renaissance , Neo-Baroque and avant-garde Historicism , Secession , Modernism. First houses were completed in , but most of the construction work took place between and In , the road had already received a full equipment: forged fences along the northern frontage, pavement including porphyry , walkways, sewer system and gas street lighting.
After , most of the street buildings have undergone repair and restoration. Since the "August Cieszkowski Street Residents Association" organizes its annual festival "U-Rodziny Augusta Cieszkowskiego" In the Family of August Cieszkowski , promoting cultural integration and bringing street residents and tourists.
In , the municipal council decided, as part of the revitalization plans, to build a parallel street, "Nowomazowieckiej St. Street frontages are an example of the coexistence of classical forms with avant-garde style. In younger buildings, especially those erected after , traditional stucco decorations on the facades are reduced to the benefit of enriching architectural forms.
Buildings show asymmetrical facades, irregular shapes, with picturesque towers and merging bay windows. These forms are topped with magnificent gables , stressing the picturesque character.
In all facades decoration appears stylized and simplified motives, in line with the new trends in art in the late 19th and early 20th century: acanthi , rococo details , Rose windows , herms and others. The symbolism used generally refers to the house as a "home", a place of peace and rest, and points out the passing and contemplation of life.
Construction costs exceeded the initial estimations 40, DM and were covered by the architect who hoped to profit from the sale of the finished property. After completion, the tenement was acquired by rentier David Cohn. Its original appearance has been reconstructed with restored architectural details during the renovation carried out in The building has been designed in the spirit of Berlin Art Nouveau.
It is a three-storey house, founded on "L" shape footprint. Indoor, a high Mansard roof and dormers protect the residential attic. Symmetrical front elevation is built with stylized Tuscan pilasters supporting a balcony. The ensemble is topped with an undulating gable including a large window opening decorated with stucco volutes of "Berlin" inspiration.
Secession style is emphasized on the facade by volutes in the corners of the building, wavy plinth, wavy friezes and wavy uplift cornices. In , the house was acquired Mr Schmidt, an engineer. At that time, Dr. Jan Biziel, an Honorary Citizen of Bydgoszcz , lived there. The building was designed on a "U" shape, as a four-storey main building and a residential outbuilding located in the back. Indoor, a high Mansard roof hides an attic apartment.
Plaque in memoriam of Jan Biziel. Eclecticism , elements of Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau. In the years —, Dr. Heinrich Boksch was the owner address was then Molkestrasse 2. Towarzystwo Akcyjne , established in by Lewin Louis Aronsohn who had his own house downtown. The large opening on the ground floor of the facade has been realized on the initiative of the bank, to allow light to flow from the street.
The three-storey building with residential attic is built on a polygon footprint with an interior courtyard. The front elevation is asymmetrical, with avant-corps surmounted by a gable from pinnacles , along with loggias and bay windows. The upper parts of the facade were built with Timber framing method. Stucco decoration of the facade is dominated by stylized floral elements, branch tracery rose window and decorative cartouches.
The tenement has been entirely restored in Stucco decoration on the facade. In , the building was bought by the Health District Department, adapting it for clinical use. After World War II , a clinic had been operating here until The three-storey building with a loft has an inverted "T"-shape footprint, with an outbuilding in the wing.
The Mansard roof shelters attics. The avant-corps of the front elevation is capped with a triangular gable. Most elements of the original design of the building no longer exists, lacking original stucco decoration. The building was erected by Carl Meyer for his own use. It was one of the first tenements built in the Cieszkowski Street.
Carl Meyer built several other edifices in downtown Bydgoszcz , among others:. Construction work at Cieszkowski 6 has been carried out by master mason Hermann Lewandowski  and master carpenter Rudolf Berndt. The three-storey building with a loft has a polygon base with avant-corps. The building displays eclecticism , typical in Bydgoszcz at the end of 19th century. Many decoration details are to be mentioned, such as:. On the facade are placed cartouches displaying a triangle and a compass, as symbols of Carl Meyer's profession.
It is a four-storey building with a mansard roof attic, with a "L"-shape footprint. The front elevation is symmetrical along five axis, with an avant-corps surmounted by a terrace. Founded on an inverted "T"-shape, the four-storey building has a symmetrical front elevation with two avant-corps. At street level, the wall presents is a bas-relief of a heron in rushes, symbol of a peaceful human life existence. Eclecticism , elements of Art Nouveau.
The building was commissioned by a merchant, Ephreim Moritz. The four-storey building with a mansard roof has a "U"-shape with outbuildings. The front elevation is asymmetrical, with two avant-corps topped with terraces. A form of a female head is placed in the portal pediment. Stucco ornaments. Stucco allegorical female figures. Eclecticism , elements of Art Nouveau .
Rudolf Kern designed many other edifices in Bydgoszcz , among others:. In , the house was sold to Albert Jahnke, a merchant. The four-storey building with a loft has an inverted "T" shape.
The front elevation is topped with a triangular, timbered gable and a conical tented Mansard roof. The entrance opening is decorated with flower volutes stuccoes. The building was erected on behalf of Gustav Reschke, a rentier. The four-storey building with residential attics has a "U" footprint with two outbuilding wings.
The front elevation is symmetrical, flanked by two-storey loggias , topped by triangular bay windows surmounted by balconies. Slight avant-corps can be noticed, capped by gables with semicircular pediments.
The portal frame displays an allegorical scene with putti blowing clouds, as a symbol of stripping away worries of home residents. Bay window ornament with a cog and a head of Hercules. Bay window ornament with a woman head and Bydgoszcz coat of arms. In , the building was purchased by Rudolf Frisch, a rentier, who had the veranda added. The four-storey building with has "T" shape.
The left top of the front facade has a small avant-corps crowned by a gable. The roof has embedded shed dormers , those on the right end being covered with a tented roof. The lower tier displays brick masonry. Two deep restorations have been carried out, one in and one after The house has got four storey, on a "U" shape with two elongated residential wings. The front elevation has two bay windows , each topped with an octagonal tented roof. In the central part of the facade are loggias : the first floor displays Tuscan order columns arcade, and the second level has got wooden pillars and a baluster railing.
The four-storey building with a loft has residential area wings. The front elevation is enriched with a bay window topped with a triangular gable. The Mansard roof shows dormers topped with tent roof.
The initiator of the project was Vincent Krause, the first owner, who sold the plot to the architect Karl Bergner. In , Karl Bergner applied for a 3 houses building permission on the area. The work was finished in , and shortly afterwards, individual pieces of the real estate were sold.
The three-storey building has a "L" footprint with small outbuilding wings. The ensemble has got a common Mansard roof with attics and dormers.
His Hegelian philosophy influenced the young Karl Marx and action theorists. Cieszkowski was born in Nowa Sucha , in the Duchy of Warsaw. He gained his doctorate in philosophy from Heidelberg University in Cieszkowski co-founded the Polish League Liga Polska in He was a member of the Prussian National Assembly — and a political activist. Cieszkowski coined the term historiosophy in his work Prolegomena zur Historiosophie Prolegomena to a Historiosophy ,  a revision of the Hegelian philosophy of history. He adopted a threefold division of human history from medieval millenarians such as Joachim of Fiore c.
Between Ideology and Utopia
At its south-eastern end stands an Evangelical Methodist Church, and its opposite tip aims at the so-called Bydgoszcz Musical District. The establishment of the street is associated with the dynamic development of the city in the second half of the 19th century. The location of Bydgoszcz Main train station, away from the current center of Bydgoszcz in , eased the urban expansion of the city to the north and north-west. New frontages were built on a grand scale, using the nascent Art Nouveau design. Special attention has been given at the time to street equipment praised by the local establishment: paving , wide sidewalks with granite , street lighting gas , then electrical after Buildings have been completed within a decade, making August Cieszkowski street a place gathering luxurious tenement houses designed by renowned architects in Bydgoszcz :. Frontages present a variety of stylistic trends, both traditional Neo-Renaissance , Neo-Baroque and avant-garde Historicism , Secession , Modernism.
Selected Writings of August Cieszkowski
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Nineteenth-century European intellectual history has given rise to such varied and abundant research that one is surprised to find certain important problems long identified and yet still relatively unexplored. Such is the case for certain aspects of the crucial transition from Hegel to Marx, for minority tendencies among French socialists and for the Messianic phenomenon, national and religious, so central to the period, particularly in Eastern Europe, and so rarely studied in detail. This short tract never became popular among the Berlin Hegelians for whom it was intended but it affected a number of radical intellectuals outside their circle.
August Cieszkowski Street in Bydgoszcz