"Jakub, if you build a small room for me on the top floor, I will be able to see you when you return from the sea – Elżbieta".
The Bench of a Kashubian Couple celebrates the love story between Jakub and Elżbieta Scheibe. Jakub was a local fisherman who had emigrated to the United States and returned with a considerable amount of wealth. Possibly inspired by the heights of urban America, his dream of building a 'skyscraper' led him to commission the four-storey tenement house just across the road on the corner of ul. Jana z Kolna in 1928. As the letter from his wife Elżbieta explains, she requested a viewing space to watch for him as he fished out in the direction of the Hel Peninsula, a wish that Jakub granted and extended onto the building's top floor. The tenement house is now the Hotel Jakubowy, named after it's creator.