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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison

 
 
Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker
Inscription.   Skrzydło połnocne powstało w XIV w., ok. 1500 r. dobudowano trzy pozostałe, tworząc zamknięty dziedziniec. Gruntowna przebudowa w 1683 r. nadała budynkowi kształt zbliżony do dzisiejszego. Po likwidacji więzienia (k. XVIII w.) obiekt był siedzibą instytucji filantropijnych i lombardu.

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The north wing came into being in the 14th century; about the year 1500 the other three wings were added thus forming a closed yard. Thorough alterations in 1683 gave the building the form similar to the present-day one. After closing of the prison at the end of the 18th century the building housed charity institutions and a pawnshop.
 
Location. 51° 6.751′ N, 17° 1.951′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Więzienna and Nożownicza, on the left when traveling south on Więzienna. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Więzienna 6, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 48-300, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least

Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker - Wide View
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former department store and bookstore of the Priebatsch company (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Post-war Esperanto Organization (about 180 meters away); Willy Cohn (about 180 meters away); Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz (about 180 meters away); Natalia Gorbaniewska (about 210 meters away); Kamienica / An old house (about 240 meters away); a different marker also named Kamienica / An old house (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Dawny dom handlowy firmy Louis Lewy Jr. / Former department store of the Louis Lewy Jr. company (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .  The old city prison (Enjoy Wrocław). (Submitted on June 26, 2018.)
 
Categories. Law Enforcement
 
Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker - wider view, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
3. Dawne więzienie miejskie / Former city prison Marker - wider view, looking south
The former prison is the brick building on the left.
Free the Little Man! image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
4. Free the Little Man!
Behind bars and wearing a ball and chain, this "dwarf" sits forlornly, less than 7 meters south of the marker site. He is one of more than three hundred such little people scattered throughout Wrocław. There is no nearby sign indicating his crime or sentence.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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