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Category: Cultural Heritage
Ficinus Workers' Settlement

The „Ficinus” workers’ settlement in Wirek, a district of Ruda Śląska, is probably not so knowm and impressive as Giszowiec or Nikiszowiec in Katowice, but it has its own style and extraordinary features. The houses lining Pawła St were built in 1860s not of brick, but of sandstone extraxted from the Slesian quarries. The Miners working in the nearby mine Gottessegen, which means God’s Blessing, lived in these houses.

Location
street Kubiny
41-710 Ruda Śląska
Ruda Śląska
Silesia, Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 32 342 36 06
: www.ficinus.rudaslaska.pl, www.wirtualnaruda.pl/os-ficinus.htm
: "Obiekt w zagrożeniu" - w ofercie występują istotne braki. Program naprawczy jest w trakcie realizacji.
General Information
: museums, working-class settlements, architectural monuments, technology monuments, historic buildings/urban arrangement
Prices & amenities
: not applicable
: cafe
: car park
Availability
: whole year
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Ruda Śląska
The origins of the church in Wirek are quite remarkable. The first chapel of Saint Lawrence was built in the mid-nineteenth century to serve the prisoners of the local prison. The present church of Saints Anthony and Lawrence was built in 1907-1909. This brick, three-nave basilica refers to both Gothic and Romanesque architecture. The mighty westwork with a tower in the middle is particularly impressive.
Ruda Śląska
The historic brick headframe „Andrzej" rises in Wirek, a district of Ruda Śląska. It was built in the 1870s. Its original name was "Aschenborn". It was part of the coal mine "Gottessegen" ("Blessing of God"), and operated until 1969. It is a rare, four-sided structure. It is topped with crenellation, resembling medieval defensive bastions.
Ruda Śląska
Nowy Bytom, popularly known as Fryna in the Silesian language because of its former name – Frynsztad, is a district of Ruda Śląska. It is situated in the eastern part of the city. The settlement evolved only in the nineteenth and twentieth century. In 1911, a monumental church of Saint Paul was built in the center of the village. Architect Johannes Franziskus Klomp created an uncommon work, representing mainly the neo-Romanesque style, together with some early Christian and Byzantine elements.
Ruda Śląska
Piotra Niedurnego Street in Ruda Śląska starts at the roundabout located in the district of Wirek. It further runs north through Nowy Bytom (close to the steel mill “Pokój”) and ends in the district of Chebzie. This street is the most important thoroughfare of the city. Along the street you will find many interesting buildings, including some century-old monuments, like the house at number 30, the villa "Florianka" or the blast furnace of the steel mill “Pokój”.
Ruda Śląska
"The shaft ""Mikołaj"" in Ruda Śląska was opened in 1912, and then it belonged to the mine ""Wolfgang"". In the postwar years, the shaft was part of the mine ""Walenty-Wawel"", which ceased to operate in the 90s the last century. Nowadays, the entire complex of the shaft structures belongs to the city. It is worthwhile to see an operating headframe e with a flywheel with a diameter of 6 m and a weight of 20 tons."
Ruda Śląska
The shaft "Mikołaj" in Ruda Śląska was opened in 1912, and then it belonged to the mine "Wolfgang". In the postwar years, the shaft was part of the mine "Walenty-Wawel", which ceased to operate in the 90s the last century. Nowadays, the entire complex of the shaft structures belongs to the city. It is worthwhile to see an operating headframe e with a flywheel with a diameter of 6 m and a weight of 20 tons.
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