Photographer's Note

Project by Carl Ferdinand Langhans.
Building of Old Exchange is the example of monumental classicism. On the front wall of building, above a balcony, the coat of arms led itself with the letter of W. she Marks Wratys³awa id est founder of city. Does not have other elements of municipal coat of arms but, because to the merchants power contacted with the necessity of payment of taxes. On a roof, on every corner an eagle is placed on one statue with the extended wings.
Municipal Bank had the residence here, Society of Water Freight, Auditing Custom, Institute of Control of Streets and building corporation commodities of that supply wooden barges including to Basel and Berlin. At the beginning of XX age, building was reconstructed. The mode of stair is changed by the way, and all for that, to adjust building to implementation of public function.
During the siege of Wroclaw in 1945 the symbol of merchant power did not suffer in such degree, how other building on Salt Square. Only one bullet got in a roof and entailed insignificant eliminations in a middle. . Therefore at once after war Old Exchange began activity as a residence of different establishments of public life. Had the residence here including Technical Department of Rule of Municipal Wroclaw, Building Archive, and later bank. Old Exchange turned old brilliance however only at the beginning of XXI age. In 1992 she is proposed on a sale on tenders to Cannes. Building was bought in 1994, repair lasted, while to 2003 Now Old Exchange performs the duty of administrative building.

On the photograph the fragment of the front of building from the side of Salt Square.
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Viewed: 1927
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Additional Photos by Aleksander Gruszecki (Graal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9418 W: 257 N: 3084] (103040)
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