Tenement house with fittings, public utility building, currently the seat of Local Government Appeal Court, Zielona Góra
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Tenement house with fittings, public utility building, currently the seat of Local Government Appeal Court

Zielona Góra


The building was erected in the late 19th century and is situated in the southern frontage of Niepodległości Avenue. It is a free-standing structure. The three-storey building, with high basements, features sumptuous architectural décor. No major alterations have been made to the structure. The presented feature is an important element in the spatial layout of Zielona Góra.


The process of development of individual zones and streets of the suburbs of Zielona Góra began as early as in the 14th century. The growing town needed land for residential, commercial, and craft development. The area where the building is located evolved behind defensive walls quite late, only in the 17th century. This suburban area, known as “Lower” (“Dolne”), is visible on a map dating from 1784. The map shows current Niepodległości Avenue, which was unpaved at that time and crossed fields and public gardens. Only when Zielona Góra was connected to a railway line in 1871 was the road regulated and plots of land were demarcated by it for future development. All the buildings were shaped mainly in the late 19th century and in early 20th century. Incomplete archival records on the tenement house described here have been preserved. Owing to that we know that the tenement house was built in the years 1890-1891 for the then owner of the plot, Paul Peschel. The design of the building was created by Carl Mühle. In 1945, local government took over ownership of the structure. After the war, the building was used for office and residential purposes. In the early 21st century, the façades and interior of the building were renovated. Today, it houses the Local Government Court of Appeal. The body of the building has been preserved in its original state without major changes. The structure is one of the most representative buildings in the city. It was erected in an eclectic convention and combines neoclassical and neo-Baroque elements.


The tenement house is located on Niepodległości Avenue; it is a free-standing building. It is situated in the north-eastern part of the city, at the outskirts of the old town. The tenement house stands on a small plot, surrounded by high buildings from the south-east. It was built on a floor plan which approximates the shape of a rectangle. A rectangular porch which can be accessed by one-flight stairs adjoins the southern façade. The northern façade of the building is adjoined by a single-storey veranda with a terrace with a balustrade on the first floor level. The three-storey building, covered partially by a flat roof and partially by a gable roof laid with roofing paper, has basements underneath.

The brick façades of the building are plastered and feature architectural detail in the form of cornices between storeys and eave cornices, clipped gables above the windows, rustication, frieze, and gable decorations. Large windows, varying in size and proportions, framed by wide surrounds, are the main component of the façade. Most of the original window and door woodwork has been preserved. Apart from the woodwork, also the architectural décor of the façades and the functional layout of the interior on the ground floor are subject to monuments protection.

The tenement house is a monument owned by local government. At present, the building houses office premises. Due to the fact that it houses administrative premises, the building is not widely available to the public.

compiled by Krzysztof Słowiński, Regional Branch of the National Heritage Board of Poland in Zielona Góra, 18-12-2014.


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General information

  • Type: church
  • Chronology: 1890 – 1891
  • Form of protection: register of monuments
  • Address: al. Niepodległości 7, Zielona Góra
  • Location: Voivodeship lubuskie, district Zielona Góra, commune Zielona Góra
  • Source: National Heritage Board of Poland


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