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Drewniany Domek

  ul. Walecznych 37 ,   Saska Kępa         02 Apr 2019
By Tadeusz Rudzki CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Just around the corner from the popular Francuska 30 café stands a rather unique and stubbornly defiant wooden house. The first thing you’ll notice about this large building is that it’s certainly pre-20th century, and secondly, it’s the only house in Saska which stands at an angle to the road. This beautiful old rustic home was originally built in the 1880’s, well before the popularity of the area and at a time when Saska was still considered a rural village separated from the bustling city across the river. The house was built for Anna Klotylda, a member of the Dutch Neumann (Przybytkowski) family. This evangelist family had escaped religious persecution in counter-reformation Holland and settled in Poland - a country which was known for its tolerance of all religions and beliefs in the 16th-17th centuries. WWII saw over 20% of Saska Kępa’s architecture turned to rubble, but the wooden house survived. To this day the house is owned by descendents of the same family.

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