Karol Scheibler's Chapel in Łódź

Karol Scheibler's Chapel In ŁóDź

Karol Scheibler's Chapel in Łódź

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The chapel of Karol Scheibler, next to the Old Evangelical - Augsburg Cemetery on Ogrodowa Street 43, is a major architectural work in old Łódź, Poland.

Łódź is known for its architectural monuments which form a record of the city's heritage, particularly its unique nineteenth century development. The chapel and mausoleum of Karol Scheibler are noted examples of architecture from this period.

Karl Scheibler

Karl Wilhelm Scheibler (1820 - 1881) was an industrial magnate who raised the profile of Łódź within the textile industry of Europe. He created a large industrial empire on Priest's Mill (Księży Młyn).

While contributing heavily to the textile industry, Scheibler was also a noted philanthropist. After his death, his widow Anna Scheibler, son Karol Wilhelm, daughter Matylda and son-in-law Edward Herbst contributed large quantities of money towards erecting buildings which would be useful to the city: schools, hospitals (such as the one on Milionowa Street, and the Children's Hospital named named after Janusz Korczak), and church (amongst them the Jesuit's Church, and the Archicathedral of Łódź). They were renowned for donating to a range of charities.

Construction and architectural significance

After Karol Scheibler's death, his wife Anna erected the mausoleum-like chapel in his memory. The chapel was built between 1885-1888 by Varsovian architects Edward Lilpop and Józef Dziekoński.

Newspapers in Warsaw wrote, "the chapel is a monument executed with...
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