Town hall, Piaseczno
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An example of a representative municipal architecture of the Classicist style in Mazovia. The town hall was erected on the basis of design prepared by one of the leading Polish architects, Hilary Szpilowski, Chief Builder of the Mazovian Voivodeship of the Kingdom of Poland; the building has a high artistic and historical value.

History

The first wooden town hall, located in the middle of the market square in Piaseczno, burned down during the fire in the 15th century; over centuries, it was destroyed and reconstructed multiple times. The last wooden town hall, erected on the basis of a privilege issued by August III in 1740 in the central point of the market square, was burned down by the Russians in 1794, during the Kościuszko Uprising. The new brick town hall was built along the alignment of houses located in the market square, by order of the Russian authorities. The building was erected in the years 1823-1824 to the design of one of the leading architects of the Classicist era, Hilary Szpilowski, performing the function of the Chief Builder of the Mazovian Voivodeship of the Kingdom of Poland. He designed several town halls in Mazovia, among others, in Warka, Grójec and Mogielnica. A two-storey, brick building with a four-storey tower was built by Kazimierz Najmski, an architect. In 1835 Sebastian Latośkiewicz carried out restoration works of the damaged building. In 1928, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of regaining independence, the town hall was reconstructed. The first floor of the building, formerly performing residential functions, was adapted to the needs of the municipal council. It remains unknown when the crescent sign, commemorating the visit of the Turkish messenger Numan-Bey in 1777, appeared on the tower’s gable.

In 1948, the coat of arms of the town was placed on the tower. Initially, it incorrectly represented a buck; only in 1990, after the completion of renovation, it was replaced with an image of a ram - the Polish nobility’s Junosza coat of arms, used by several Mazovian families as a seal. In 1969, to celebrate the 540th anniversary of granting town rights to Piaseczno, a clock funded by the local craftsmen was installed on the tower. Since 1990 the town hall has been the seat of the Civil Registry.

Description

The town hall is situated on the north frontage of the market square (1 Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square), in the corner nexto to the St Anna Church. The building was set on a square plan, made of brick, plastered. It has two storeys and rests on vaulted basement. The hip roof is covered with copper sheet. A four-storey, square tower, slightly projects ahead of the axis of the southern façade. The tower is covered with a flattened hip roof topped with a crescent on the gable. The front façade is partitioned by three string courses. Rectangular window openings and blind windows are arranged at regular intervals. On the southern and western side of the ground floor, the windows are located in semi-circular niches; on the south façade they are additionally crowned with key courses with masks. The interior layout is a two-bay one, with a staircase on the axis; a small balcony with cast iron balustrade is located over the front entrance. There are two commemorative plaques on both sides of the main entrance to the building: one devoted to Marshal Józef Piłsudski, unveiled in 1990, the other devoted to Wincenty Witos, unveiled in 2004.

The site is accessible to visitors during the Civil Registry opening hours.

Compiled by Anna Dymek, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Warsaw, 31-10-2014.

Bibliography

  • Karta ewidencyjna, tzw. zielona Ratusz Piaseczno, autor A. Rowińska, 1959
  • Karta ewidencyjna, tzw. biała d. Ratusz Piaseczno, autor: K. Guttmejer,1978
  • Joanna Grela, Ratusze Piaseczna, Przegląd piaseczyński, dostęp: 31-10-2014.
  • www.przegladpiaseczynski.pl/spoeczestwo-i...i.../373-ratusze-HYPERLINK "http://www.przegladpiaseczynski.pl/spoeczestwo-i...i.../373-ratusze-piaseczna"piaseczna
  • Tadeusz  Jan Żmudziński, "Piaseczno miasto królewskie i narodowe" 1933, reprint nakładem Urzędu miasta i gminy Piaseczno, 2014
  • T. Glinka, M. Kamiński, M. Piasecki, K. Przygoda, A. Walenciak, Mazowsze północne. Przewodnik, Warszawa 1998.
  • Katalog zabytków sztuki w Polsce, t. X: województwo warszawskie, red. I. Galicka, E. Żyłko, z. 14: powiat piaseczyński, inwen.  E. Żyłko, D. Kaczmarzyk,  Warszawa 1962.

General information

  • Type: town hall
  • Chronology: 1823-1824
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: pl. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1, Piaseczno
  • Location: Voivodeship mazowieckie, district piaseczyński, commune Piaseczno - miasto
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland

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