The City Hall in Chorzów (then Huta Królewska) was built
in the 1870s. As usual, German architects aimed at
combining, in an impressive way, various historical styles,
but predominantly neo-Baroque. In the inter-war years,
the Poles rebuilt it in a modernist manner. Inside the
building, the most interesting are the stained glass
windows in the Secession Hall, depicting allegories of
metallurgy, mining and trade. These are rare examples of
"Plac Hutników” (Square of Steelworkers) is one of the
Chorzów squares, where there is a statue of Friedrich
Wilhelm Count von Reden, the Prussian minister of
mining, a person of oustanding merit for the economy of
the Prussian state, and regarded as the "father of Upper
Silesian industry." This monument itself, by many
considered to be controversial (as is the figure of the
count himself) has very interesting history. The statue in
Chorzów after being demolished was erected three
times - by the Prussian government in 1853, by the Nazi
authorities in 1940, and finally by the Polish authorities
The origins of the institutions of labor inspection in the
Prussian state are connected with the development of
nineteenth-century capitalism. Their aim was, among
others, to prevent accidents and to control juvenile work.
After the unification of Germany, the Royal Industrial
Inspection (Gewerbeinspektion) was formally
established. In 1892, a building was erected in Chorzów,
which housed the Royal Mining Inspectorate (Kӧnigliche
The Elizabeth Evangelical Church was the first church built
in Huta Królewska, which was later renamed Chorzów. It
was for the followers of Lutheranism, among them,
workers and technical staff, who came to the region at the
turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The
building was erected between 1840 and 1844. The
Elizabeth Church was named in honor of the wife of the
King of Prussia. Over the years, the church in Chorzów was
attended by the faithful from other towns and cities of
Upper Silesia, even from Katowice.
What is "Wolka"? It is a diminutive and caressing name
of Wolności Street (Liberty Street) in Chorzów – It is the
most important promenade in the city. It was laid out in
the mid-nineteenth century, as an access road to the
main railroad station of Królewska Huta. Later, elegant
houses of rich burghers and public institutions were built
along the street. . We have here an overview of different
architectural styles, from Eclecticism, through Secession,
to interwar Modernism.
The Main Post Office building in Katowice, located at the
beginning of Wolności Street, is one of the architectural
symbols of the city. This monumental building was erected
in 1892 in neo-Gothic, the style favored by architects of
the German Empire. Thanks to its size and the use of
brick, the building gives the impression of a medieval
construction. It is intensified by the characteristic tower
with an openwork helmet – a remnant of an overhead
telecommunication system from the late nineteenth
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