A 1875 Lublin map

The Lublin 1875 Map


The map used here is only a temporary one until I can obtain a better copy of the original. As this copy came out of a book some of the writing is difficult to make out, as well as being in Polish of course! However, the main diffculty lies with making out the street names and some of the noted building numbers, but lower down this page there are indexes you can refer to to make this part easier.

This map was created on the very brink of Lublin's change from a regional town that just happened to be the central city of the region, to the largest urban centre to the east of the Vistula river. Up until about this time Zamosc, for example, rivalled it in size but while Zamosc continued to be just a name found in history books, Lublin reached out and made itself the place to be in Eastern Poland.

With the new railway being located some distance to the south, some way from the centre in the typical Russian fashion and with the station located in the small village of Piaski, this became a logical direction for the city to grow as it created its new industrial base. With the establishment of the Saski park just beyond the current city borders in the 1830's confirmed the western suburbs as the fashionable part of the city to live in. The predominantly Jewish sector on the northern and eastern sides continued to thrive, expanding up onto the dry uplands to the north rather to over the still poorly drained sometime flood plain of the conjunction of the Bystrzyca, Czechowka & Czerniowka rivers to the east.

Interestingly enough, as was common throughout this period, the nearby market village of Kalinowszczyzna to the east was included on the city map and yet the equally important, and predominantly Jewish village of Wieniawa on the northwestern edge is barely graced with a mention.

Unless you are looking for something specific it is worth saving this page and printing it out so that you can easily refer to it as you find your way around the map. It is not possible to print the map out in any appreciable size. The first map to load will be the old town and part of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, which is almost the centre of the map below.

Go to the map
Index of Roads
Bernardynska  C3 - D3 
Dolna Panny Maryi  D3 - E2 
Grodzka  C4 
Jateczna  B4 - C4 
Kalinowszczyzna  C5 
Kowalska  C4 
Krakowskie Przedmiescie  C2 - C3 
Namiestnikowska  C3 - D2 
Nowa  C3 - C4 
Ogrodowa  B2 
Radziwllowska  B3 
Smentarna Ulica  C1 - D1 
Sw. Duszka  C3 
Szeroka  B4 - C4 
Trakt Lubartowski  A4 - B4 
Trakt Warszawski  B1 - B2 
Zielona  C3 
Zlota  C4 
Index of Places
Bronowice  F4 - G4 
Czechowka Dolna  A2 - A3 
Czechowka Gorna  A2 - A3 
Czwartek  B4 - B5 
Droga do Zamosci  G4 - H4 
Firlejowka  E4 
Kalinowszczyzna  C6 - D6 
Lemszczyzna A4 
Osada Wieniawa A1 - A2 
Piaski  F3 - H3 
Podzamcze  C4 
Rury  E1 - E2 
Wies Tatary  D7 
Index of Buildings
Note: Comments in '( )' refer to the 1875 map, in '[ ]' refer to the present time
Ratusz Wielki (Trybunal)  Great Courthouse/City Hall 
Brama Krakowska  Krakow gate 
Brama Grodzka  Castle gate 
Brama Trynitarska  Trinitarian gate 
Kosciol Sw. Stanislawa (od Dominikanow)  St. Stanislaw Roman Catholic (RC) church (former Dominican monk's church) 
Kosciol Sw. Jana, Katedra  St John's RC cathedral 
Kosciol Sw. Ducha  Holy Spirit RC church 
Kosciol po Bernardynski  RC church, former Bernadine monk's church 
Kosciol po Karmelicki  RC church, former Carmelite monk's church 
10  Kosciol po Kapucynski  RC church, former Capucin monk's church 
11  Kosciol p.p. Wizytek  RC church, Visitation monk's church 
12  Kosciol panien Bernadynek  RC church, Bernadine nun's church 
13  Kosciol panien Szarytek  RC church, Grey monk's church 
14  Kosciol po Bonitfraterski  RC church, Bonifrat monk's church 
15  Kosciol Sw. Mikolaja  St. Nicholas's RC church 
16  Kosciol Sw. Trojcy  Holy Trinity RC church 
17  Kosciol po Augustynski  RC church, former Augustine monk's church 
18  Kosciol po Missyonarski  RC church, former Missionary monk's church 
19  Kosciol Ewangielicki  Augsburg-Lutheran Protestant church 
20  Cerkiew Prawoslawna  Orthodox (Christian) church 
21  Cerkiew Prawoslawna  Orthodox (Christian) church 
22  Cerkiew Szpitalna  Orthodox (Christian) hospital church 
23  Zamek  Castle/prison 
24  Pomnik  Monument 
25  Koszary Sto. Krzyzkie  Holy Cross barracks 
26  Gimnazyum  School 
27  Palac Gubernatorski  Gubernator's Palace 
28  Stary Kierkut  Old Jewish cemetery 
29  Ogrod  Gardens 
30  Teatr Letni  Summer Theatre 
31  Towarz. Kredytowe  Credit Society (Bank) 
Glossary of Other Terms Used on the Map
Note: The terms below may sometimes appear different on the map, particularly endings. If the last letter varies between 'a', 'i', 'y', 'ia' or 'ie', or has things like 'owe', 'owy', 'ow', 'ich', 'ki', 'rzy' added then they are variations of the same word (e.g. 'bad' in English may be seen as 'badness' or 'badly', but the essence of the word is still the same). 'Kolej' is much the same as 'kolejowe', for example, while 'Lublin' and 'Lubelski' is quite an extreme example of different forms of the same word (Lublin Castle = Zamek Lubelski).
Aleja (al.)  Avenue 
Amunicji  Ammunition 
Betoniarna  Cement factory 
Biuro  Office 
Budynek  Building 
Carbo Lumen  Carbide lights 
Cegielnia  Brick works 
Cementownia  Cement factory 
Cmentarz  Cemetery 
Cmentaskatolicki  Catholic Cemetery (actually this is a typo on the map) 
Cukrownia  Sugar factory 
Cyclodrom  Bicycle riding park 
Dawny  Former 
Do  To 
Dolna  Low lying area, valley 
Dom  House 
Droga  Road or way 
Drozdzoknia  Yeast factory 
Elektrownia  Electric Powered 
Eternit  Asbestos roofing 
Ewangelicki  Protestant 
Fabryka  Factory 
Folwark  Estate or manor 
Garbarnia  Leather factory 
Gazownia  Gas production 
Huta  Steel or iron works 
Inzynierji  Engineer 
Kamien  Stone 
Katolicki  Catholic (generally Roman) 
Kirkut  Jewish cemetery 
Klinkiernia  Tiles and other glazed ware (typically stove tiles) 
Kolej  Railway 
Kosciol  Church (Catholic, not just Roman though) 
Koszary  Barracks 
Krochmalnia  Starch works 
Laki  Meadows 
Lotnicze  Aero 
Magazyn  Warehouse 
Maszyn  Machine 
Meski  Male 
Miejski  Town/City 
Mlyn  Mill 
Monopol Monopoly (often used for nationalised industries, such as for the tobacco industry) 
Most  Bridge 
Nowy  New 
Ogrod  Garden 
Osada  District 
Osadniki  Settlement 
Papierna  Paper 
Parowy  Steam 
Plac  Square 
Pole  Field 
Polnoc  North 
Pomnik  Monument 
Pomp  Pump 
Prawoslawny  Orthodox (Christian) 
Rektyfikacja  White sugar works 
Remiza  Fire Station building 
Rolny  Agriculture 
Rury  Land belonging to a church (typically a monastery) 
Rzeka  River 
Rzeznia  Slaughterhouse 
Samolotow  Aircraft 
Sklady  Warehouse 
Smarow  Grease factory 
Sportowe  Sporting 
Stacja  Station 
Stare  Old 
Staw  Lake 
Straz  Fire Station 
Sw.  Saint 
Syroplania  Syrup producer 
Szklana  Glass works 
Szpital Hospital 
Targ  Market 
Targowisko  Fair/Market area 
Tartak  Saw mills or lumber yard 
Towarzy  Goods 
Ulan  Uhlan - Polish cavalry 
Ulica (ul.)  Street 
Unicki  Unitary (Unitarian Church - a breakaway part of the Orthodox Christian Church) 
Wag  Scales (for weighing) 
Wojskowy  Military 
Wyscigowe  Racing (Horse) 
From' or 'with' 
Zbozowe  Seeds (wheat, barley etc). 
Zenski  Female 
Zydowski  Jewish 
Useful Links
Current Lublin Street Map This shows all the current streets in Lublin. 
1931 Lublin Street Map Quite a detailed streetmap, as well as government, church and public institutions.
1912 Lublin Street Map Both street names and government, church and public institutions
1829 Lublin Street Map This shows the geographical shape of Lublin, as well as property outlines.