Patronage settlements and colonies of Silesia - Zabytek.pl
Most of the patronage settlements and colonies were erected between 1890 and 1914. Their beginnings are mainly connected with the industrialisation of Upper Silesia, which caused a dynamic development of this region. As a result, an increased demand for workforce arose. The houses erected for the workers of mines and ironworks were located in their immediate vicinity. The names of the settlements usually refer to the original names of the works.