Still until the mid 1990s, the time in the mine power plant was measured by the rhythm of miners’ work. It lasted for over 100 years when from the beginning of its history the mine, which was part of the estate of the Mining and Industrial Association “Saturn”, was managed by Charles William II Scheibler and Alfred Biedermann, known as “kings of Łódź cotton”, representing the richest Europeans of those times. Today, the former power plant is vibrant with new life - passing days and months determine dates of subsequent artistic meetings. In the entourage of powerful machines which are hiding an exceptional beauty inside, and once they generated electric energy, among flywheels with the names of their owners and control desks, the work is still going on - this is the energy derived from countless sources of art! Current power plant is an open space, friendly for anyone, not only for connoisseurs and experts. Everyone will find something interesting in the “Power Plant”.
The entire truth and legend of the “Promised Land” by Reymont is connected with the “Power Plant” Gallery. It was inter alia in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie where owners and administrators of the Mining and Industrial Association “Saturn” - Charles II Scheibler and Alfred, Ph.D., had their industrial assets - Łódź was their industrial “nursery”, while in Zagłębie the following plants operated for the purposes of the textile production: three mines: Saturn - in Czeladź and Mars and Jowisz in Wojkowice, cement mills and sawmills; here they had shares in the association “Power and energy” and Dąbrowa Trams. Minister Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski visited them in Czeladź to honour them with highest awards for the contribution in the development of Polish industry. When Andrzej Wajda was making the film “Promised Land”, in the power plant in Czeladź a large flywheel was found which was the reason of the death of one of the workers. The wheel exists until this day - and in 1903, when it was placed here, it was named... Charles.
An immense silhouette of the church of Saint Stanislaus,
Bishop and Martyr dominates the old town in Czeladź. The
building was erected at the beginning of the last century,
on the site where successive churches had been standing
probably as early as since the thirteenth century. The
church is a neo-Romanesque basilica, with some Gothic
features. Inside, there are some elements from the older
church. Professors Makarewicz and Zin called the church
“The Notre Dame of Czeladź”.
Czeladź is an industrial town situated in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, which may be proud of its history dating back to the Middle Ages. Despite the turmoil of history, the historic urban layout of the city with a nice old town has been preserved to this day. We can find here precious monuments - the eighteenth-century house with a characteristic pedimental roof and arcades located at 3 Kościelna Street is worth special attention. He recalls what old Czeladź once looked like.
Czeladź was granted the city rights by Duke Ladislaus of
Opole and Racibórz, probably in the 60s of the thirteenth
century. It was then that the typical medieval urban
layout was created, with a market square in the center,
a grid plan of streets and a parish church, enclosed in an
oval fortification. On the market square, there are two
preserved historic tenements houses, evoking the look
of the old city.
The district of Piaski is located in the southern part of
Czeladź. Coal was mined in this area until the end of the
last century. For many years, the mine "Czeladź"
belonged to the French mine At the turn of the
nineteenth and twentieth century, a settlement was built
here, with houses of the miners, officials’ houses, the
director’s residence, and public utilities. The most
impressive building is the church of Our Lady of Sorrows.
The church of the Holy Cross in Siemianowice
Śląskie was built between 1881 and 1884.
However, the origins of the parish date back to
the mid-nineteenth century, when efforts were
made to erect a temporary church. It was
achieved in 1867. An independent parish was
established in 1872. The Siemianowice church
building and its interior are the neo-Gothic
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