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"Famous, not fully remembered" - Edward Jester

2022-11-16 14:12:05 (ost. akt: 2022-11-16 14:17:27)

On 17.11.2022, the last meeting of the series "Famous, not fully remembered" was held in the Lidzbark castle, presenting the figure of the architect Edward Jester (1791-1870). The lecture was given by Mr. Andrzej Rzempołuch, art historian, long-time employee of the Ministry of Culture and Culture in Olsztyn.

Famous, not fully remembered - Edward Jester
Edward Jester in Lidzbark Warmiński spent most of his life, his house is preserved, at 61 Wiejska Street. Jester was a graduate of the Bauakademie in Berlin, an architect, a construction counselor, a surveyor, an excellent draughtsman, an architecture inventor, and the head of the district construction administration.

At the request of the then bishop Józef Geritz, he made a project and adapted the castle rooms for the needs of the orphanage and hospital for over 100 children. The orphanage of the St. Joseph Foundation operated here in the years 1859-1932, and the adaptation of the castle for its needs did not significantly interfere with the historic substance.

It is thanks to the approach of Edward Jester that the castle has preserved its Gothic architecture and today boasts the title of "Monument of History".

The meeting was carried out as part of the project "Conservation and restoration of the fourteenth-century castle in Lidzbark Warmiński – pearls of Gothic architecture in Poland – iii stage", implemented from funds received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of THE EEA funds and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and the Self-Government of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
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