One place – many opportunities!
TALENTS AND PASSIONS
Lubartowska 77 is a creative place created by people with passion. We think educationalally, creatively and ecologically. Everyone can discover his talent and then pursue it here. The artistically decorated workshop hall allows for many activities. We accept group tours, organize different types of workshops, meetings, events. We encourage you to check out a wide range of workshops for organized groups. We are flexible and open for cooperation with creators so our offer is gradually expanded.
LUBLIN ART CRAFT
Our mission is also to promote Lublin art crafts, which are available everyday in the hall of Lubartowska 77. We can present art crafts: ceramics, stained glass, painting, sculpture, artistic fabric and much more. Moreover, on the last Saturday of the month you can come for Talent Fair, where Lublin artists present their products and lead art workshops.
At the Lubartowska 77 you will find an eco store – open from monday to friday on saturday there is EcoBazaar. Local food producers come to us, offering natural and organic products including: Cheeses, sausages, jams, breads (also gluten free). During the EcoBar, there is always the opportunity to talk and exchange experiences with each exhibitor.
The idea of board games is gaining more and more interest in recent times. We try to promote this form of activity as pleasant, but also useful. Board games develop the ability to make decisions and bear their consequences, exercise concentration, develop perception and visual-motor coordination, learn patience, bearing failure, and fair play. We therefore promote the developing of board games, simply: Valuable Games, which you also buy in our store on Lubartowska 77.
History of the place
Lubartowska 77 is a building with a unique history and interesting industrial architecture. There was a famous weighing plant here. The factory dates back to the nineteenth century when the Czech industrialist Wilhelm Hess (1848-1932) arrived in Lublin. The curiosity of the world and the prospect of earning a living have made Wilhelm at the age of 15 in the United States. He worked at weighing plants (Chicago and Buffalo). From then experience he later used to create his own company in Lublin. But before he came here, he married his compatriot Elisabeth Cizek, whom they jointly decided to go to Kiev (to set up his business there). On the route of their expedition accident was Lublin, where due to illness their daughter had to stay longer.
First Wilhelm founded at ul. Ruska repaired the scales, but soon began to produce its own equipment. The fast-achieved success – the gold medal at the Prague exhibition in Prague in 1876 – made the Hess decided to stay in Lublin permanently. To develop the business, in 1878 the industrialist bought a tenement house at ul. Lubartowska 49 and nearby square – a place for future weighing plants, which actually started a year later. The prospective investor also purchased land on the other side of Lubartowska Street. Factory in buildings numbered 75a / 77 was established around 1913 (formerly artillery barracks). The company flourished dynamically until the First World War. Hess scales won prizes and medals at national and international exhibitions (eg in Moscow in 1882, Warsaw in 1885, Smolensk in 1889, Kiev in 1897, Lublin in 1901). The company has become the largest of its kind in Poland. Manufactured here high quality table scales, decal, passenger, carat, tap for shipyards, as well as weighing equipment for army and rail needs.
The war slowed down somewhat, and some of the equipment was taken by the Russians. Nevertheless, the plant resumed its operations in independent Poland. However, another blow – the fire in 1919, and then the economic crisis – proved to be decisive. Consequently, in 1932, the company declared bankruptcy. Still in 1934, the factory tried to save Wilhelm’s son – Karol, but eventually the Krzyszkowski brothers took over from Warsaw and led the WW II under the prestigious name of “Wag W. Hess Factory”. In 1947, the object was nationalized, and four years later the Lubelskie Fabryka Wag, which was incorporated by the Hess company, was established. The plant operated in the same place until 2002, and currently the FAWAG Litter Plant in Lublin. They are located in Lublin, Łęczyńska Street.