A 1931 map of Lublin, Poland

The 1931 Map of Lublin


This map of Lublin was reprinted in 1991, but I can no longer find it for sale. I was lucky enough to find a second-hand one for sale, which I have made available here. Remember that this map cannot be used for any kind of financial gain, it is here for research purposes only. Since this map was first produced in 1931 the shape of Lublin has changed tremendously, and to compare it with a modern map you might not recognise it as the same place until you look a bit closer. There are new road systems and completely new districts in what were formerly green field zones. While on this map you can still distinguish a difference between Piaski and the main part of the city, that is no longer possible unless you know what you are looking for.

Below is a small-scale version of the map, but by clicking on the link below it will take you to a much better copy of the map. To get a reasonable definition, so that you can read the road names etc., makes the resulting map too large to have in one piece. I have divided it into sections, at the top of each map page there are some navigation buttons to take you to the next map part of the map. While you are reading this, the page is already loading the map images you will need in the background. Taking the opportunity to review the information on this page first will both make you more familiar with what the map is going to show you as well as making the map quicker to use because more of it will have already loaded by the time you start. Part way down this page is a graphic that indicates how many of the map images have loaded.

Further down this page there are several indexes: Streets, Districts & Buildings. Remember that since 1931 many of the streets will have changed their names more than once, some even returning to their pre-war one's since 1989. Similarly while many institutions are still in their original locations, some have since moved. There are even a few road names that are now used to designate different roads than they did originally. Polish characters are not used, however, since many people have browsers which do not display all of them correctly. Some road names are difficult to make out even on the copy this map was taken from, so if in doubt try looking for roads on the Street Index that appear in the same square on the map. Some of the numbered buildings on the map are numbered incorrectly: for example both the Trybunal and the Bronowice public baths are shown as '32' on the map, while the latter is actually '33' on the list.

It is also worth noting that some roads that are marked on this map do not exist: they were planned but for various reasons, including such things as the great depression, they were never constructed. This applies mainly to the western suburbs, where if you compare it with the modern map there are a lot of differences. Remember if you see a road with no buildings marked on it and is reasonably straight it may be one of these roads. On the other hand there are districts marked that today are completely different because they were primarily Jewish districts up to about 1942, and were the subject of wholesale destruction after the population had been transferred to camps etc. This primarily concerns the area between the old town and the castle, and Wieniawa. I also see that there are quite a few buildings that certainly existed at the time are not marked, I do not know why although it is possible that they were deliberately missed out as they may have been owned by the military. While on that subject, many areas marked with a white background are military areas - but note that those with descriptive names are usually factories, or even a race course in one instance.

Street Index
Al. Dlugosza C.6.
Al. M. Pilsudskiego E.F.G.8.9.10.
Al. Raclawickie A.B.C.D.6.7.
Al. Zgody C.D.7.
Al. Zygmuntowska F.G.9.
Archidjakonska G.7.
Augustjanska H.6.
Basztowa G.7.
Bartosza Glowackiego B.6.
Bazyljanowka G.H.4.5
Bernadynska F.G.7.8
Betonowa C.D.12
Bialkowska Gora I.6
Biala D.7
Bilgorajska H.9
Blotniki H.6
Boczna H.11
Boczna Przemyslowa G.8
Bonifraterska G.6
Bramowa F.G.7
Bronowicka G.H.9
Browarna G.6
Bychawska G.
Ceglana I.9
Chelmska H.9
Chlewna G.H.9
Chlodna G.11
Chmielna E.6
Ciasna G.6
Cicha E.7
Ciepla C.D.12
Cyrulicza G.6.7
Czechowska E.6
Czerniejowska G.9
Czeska G.12
Czwartek G.6
Czysta D.7
Dawna D.6.
Dabrowska G.12.
Dluga H.10.11
Dobra H.11
Dolna Panny Marji E.F.7.8.9
Dolna 3 Maja E.F.6
Dominikanska G.7
Drewniana H.9
Drobna D.E.4.5
Dzierzawna D.11
Ewangelielicka E.7
Fabryczna G.H.9.10
Fabiarska G.8
Florjanska H.6
Firlejowska H.I.9
Franciszkanska G.6.7
Furmanska G.6.7
Garbarska G.H.11
Gazowa F.11
Gleboka B.C.D.8.9
Gminna E.8
Golebia G.8
Gorna E.F.8
Gorna Panny Marji F.8
Graniczna E.8
Grodzka G.7
Hipoteczna E.8
Hrubieszowska H.9
Jasna E.7
Jateczna G.H.6
Jezuicka G.7
Kalinowszczyzna H.I.K.L.6
Kapuczynska F.7
Karmelicka F.7
Kawia F.11
Kapielowa G.8
Kollataja E.7
Kolodziejska G.8
Konopnickiej H.I.15
Konopnicka E.8
Kopernika G.14
Koscielna G.10
Kosciuszka F.7
Kotlarska G.12.13
Kowalska G.7
Kozia F.7
Krakowskie Przedmiescie D.E.F.9.7
Kraszewskiego G.13
Krawiecka G.7
Kreta H.11
Krochmalna C.D.E.F.11.12
Krolowa Leszczynskiego C.D6
Krolewska F.G.7
Krotka E.7
Krucza E.8
Krzywa G.H.6
Kwiatowa G.12
Lesna F.G.12
Lipowa D.E.7.8
Lubartowska G.5.6
Lubomelska D.E.6
Lazienkowska G.12
Leczynska H.I.K.L.
Maja 1-go G.9.10
Maja 3-go E.6.7
Majdan Tatarski I.K.L.M.10.11
Mala G.8
Mila F.G.9
Mickiewicza G.H.14
Mireckiego G.13
Miedziana G.8
Misjonarska G.8
Mlynska F.11
Mostowa G.6
Nadlaczna F.11
Nadstawna G.6
Narutowicza D.E.F.7.8.9
Niecala E.6.7
Niska I.6.7
Nowa F.G.6.7
Noworybna F.G.7
Nowy Rynek G.12
Obozna G.13
Obwodowa C.7
Obywatelska G.5
Ogrodowa E.6.7
Ogrodkowa C.6
Okopowa E.7.8
Okolna I.K.6.7
Okrzei G.14
Olejna F.G.7
Orla E.8
Osadowa A.6
Piaskowa G.11.12
Pawia G.H.12
Piekna G.12
Piekarska C.D.12
Pijarska F.7
Pilsudskiego Jozefa G.14
Placowa I.9
Plac Kr. Lokietka F.7
Plac Bychawski G.10
Plac Litewski E.F.7
Plac Katedralny G.7
Plac Krawiecki H.6.7
Pochyla G.11
Podlaska H.9.10
Podwal G.7
Podzamcze G.7
Polnocna C.D.E.F.5.6
Pulawskiego G.14.15
Powiatowa E.7
Probostwo F.G.6
Prozna G.H.12
Przechodnia F.7
Przemyslowa G.8.9
Przeskok D.12
Przy Krzyzu E.8
Przy Stawie D.6
Przy Torze H.10
Radziwillowska E.F.7
Radzikowska C.D.12
Reymonta G.13
Rowna H.11
Rusalka F.G.8.9
Ruska G.H.6
Rury Jezuickie D.E.8.9
Rybna G.7
Rynek G.7
Rynek Wienawski C.6
Sadowa D.E.7
Sieroca G.6
Sienna H.6
Sierakowszczyzna I.6
Skibinska H.9
Skosna G.11
Skladowa H.9
Sliska G.12
Slodowa G.H.12
Slomiany Rynek K.6
Slowackiego H.14.15
Slupkowa G.9
Snopkowska C.5.6
Solna E.8
Sowinskiego G.H.15
Staszica F.6.7
Stolarska G.9
Spacerowa G.12
Sw. Duska F.7
Sw. Mikolaja G.5.6
Szancowa G.H.12.13
Szambelanska F.7
Szewcka F.6
Szeroka G.6.7
Szkolna E.7
Szklana I.9
Szopena E.7.8
Szpitalna E.F.7
Srodkowa E.8
Szosa do Lubartowa G.H.
Szosa do Leczny L.M.N.5.6
Szosa do Piask i Krasnegostawu K.L.M.12.13
Szosa do Krasnika A.6
Tatarska I.6.7
Targowa G.6
Towarowa K.6
Targowy Plac F.7
Unicka G.H.5
Wapienna D.10.11
Waska H.7
Wesola F.8.9
Wiejska K.6
Widok F.11
Wieniawska E.7
Wloscianska D.12
Wojenna F.G.12
Wolska G.10
Wodopojna F.G.6
Wronska H.I.10
Wrotkowska D.E.12
Wschodnia H.14
Wspolna G.H.11.12
Wysoka G.6
Wyscigowa E.F.G.12.13
Wyspianskiego G.H.15.16
Zaciszna G.12
Zakret G.7
Zamojska G.7.8.9
Zamkowa G.6.7
Zaplocie F.6
Zaulek Wieniawski C.D.6
Zgodna H.9
Zielna D.7
Zielona F.7
Zlota G.7
Zabia G.9
Zelazna H.11
Zeromskiego G.13
Zmigrod F.G.7.8
Zytnia I.9
District Index
Bazyljanowka H4
Bielszczyzna F5
Bronowice K11
Czechowka Gorna D5
Czwartek H6
Dziesiata H14
Kalinowszczyzna I6
Kosminek H11
Laki Tatary H8
Lemszczyzna G4
Majdan Tatarski K10
Nowy Kosminek H12
Piaski E11
Ponikwoda K5
Rury Jezuickie C9
Sierakowszczyzna I5
Tatary L6
Wieniawa D6
Wiktoryn H3
Index of Buildings
No. Wazniejsze Hotele Hotels Map Ref.
1 Europejski, ul. Krak. Przedm. Europa Hotel F7
2 Wiktoria, ul. Krak. Przedm. Victoria Hotel F7
Instytucje Panstowe i Mielskie Government & City Institutions
3 Urzad Wojewodzki, ul. Niecala Wojewodztwo offices F6
4 Dyrekcja robot publ.,pl. Litewski Director of Public Works E7
5 Dowodztwo D.O.K. II, pl. Litewski military? F7
6 Starostwo, ul. 3 Maja City Mayor's Office E7
7 Kuratorjum Szkolne, ul. 3 Maja School Inspectors Office E7
8 Izba Skarbowa, ul. Spokojna Tax Office E6
9 Urzad posrednictwa pracy, ul. Lubomelska Unemployment Office E6
10 Okregowy Urzad Ziemski, al. Zgody Land Ownership Office D7
11 Sad Okregowy, ul. Krak. Przedm. District Court E7
12 Kasa Chorych, ul. Hypoteczna Public Health Service E8
13 Dyrekcja poczt i telegr.,ul Szpitalna Director of Mail & Telegraph E7
14 Institutcje wojskowe, ul. Szpitalna Military Institutions E7
15 Urzad pocztowy Nr. 1, ul. Krak. Przedm. Main Post Office, number 1 E7
16 Zarzad telefonow miejskich, ul. Staszica City Telephone Company F7
17 I Komisarjat Pol. P., ul. Staszica Police Station, number 1 F7
18 Wiezienie (Zamek), ul. Zamkowa Prison (in the castle) G6
19 Sad Odwolawczy, ul. Krolewska Appeal Court G7
20 Sad Apelacyjny, ul. Narutowicza Higher Appeal Court F7
21 Urzad poczt. nr.2, przy Dworcu Main Post Office, number 2 G11
22 Dworzec Kolejowy Railway Station F11
23 Urzad Ubezpieczen Rzadowych, ul. Krak. Przedm. State Insurance Office D7
24 Urzad Miar i Wag, ul. Szopena Office of Weights & Measures E8
25 II Komisarjat Pol. P.,ul. 1 Maja Police Station, number 2 G10
26 III Komisarjat Pol. O., ul. Lubartowska Police Station, number 3 G5
27 Panstwowy Monopol tytuniowy, Al. Raclawicke Nationalized Tobacco Company  B6
28 Sad Grodzki, ul Narutowicza City Court in Lublin E8
29 Sad Grodzki na Tatarach (droga do Melgwi) City Court in Tatary L6
30 II D-on Samochodowy, ul. Fabryczna Military Vehicle Base H10
31 Magistrat i Straz Ogn., pl. Kr. Lokieta City Hall & Fire Station F7
32 Trybunal, ul. Rynek Old City Hall G7
33 Laznia miejska, Bronowice Public Baths G9
Szpitalne i Instytucje Dobroczynne Hospitals & Health Organisations
33a Przytulek Starcow i Kalek, ul. Sieroca Old People & Invalids Shelter G6
34 Sierociniec, ul. Sieroca Orphanage G5
35 Szpital Jana Bozego, ul. Bonifraterska St. John's Hospital G5
36 Szpital Zydowski, ul. Lubartowska Jewish Hospital G5
37 Szpital sw. Wincentego a Paulo, ul. Staszica St Vincent Paul Hospital F6
38 Szpital Dzieciecy, ul. Staszica Children's Hospital F6
39 Szpital sw. Jozefa, ul. Radziwillowska St Josephs Hospital E7
40 Szpital Wojskowy, ul. Szpitalna Military Hospital E7
41 Z. T-wa Dobroczynnosci, ul. Jezuicka Charity Hospital G7
42 Z. T-wa Dobroczynnosci, ul. Dolna Panny Marji Charity Hospital F8
42a Schronisko Nauczycielek, ul. Achidjakonska Female Teacher's Shelter G7
Zaklady Naukowe i Szkoly Schools & Colleges
43 Kolegjum OO. Jezuitow, Al. Raclawickie Jesuit's (Boboli Order) College  B6
44 Srednia Szkola Technicza, Al. Raclawickie Middle Technical School C6
45 Uniwersytet, Al. Raclawickie University (Catholic) C7
46 Szkola Rzem. im. Syroczynskiego, ul. Kr. Leszczynskiego Syroczynski's Tradesman's School D6
47 Srednia Szkola Zawodowa Zenska, ul. Spokojna Trades' School for Girls E6
48 Szkola Policyjna, ul Polnocna Police School D5
49 8-io kl. Szk. realna im. Zamojskiego, ul. Ogrodowa Zamojski's 8  Grade High School E6
50 8-io kl. Szkola Lubelska, ul Powiatowa Lublin 8 Grade High School E7
51 Panstw. Gimazjum  Zenskie Unja, ul. Kapuczynska State Girl's School F7
52 Gimazjum im. Staszica, ul Narutowicza "Staszic" High School F7
53 Seminarjum Nauczycielskie Meskie, ul. Narutowicza College for male teachers F7
54 Szkola Handlowa Meska, ul. Bernardynska Men's Merchant's School F7
55 Gimnazjum 8-io kl. Czarnieckiej, ul. Bernadynska Czarniecka's 8 Grade Girl's School  F8
56 Seminarjum Nauczycielskie Zenskie, Plac Katedralny College for female teachers G7
57 Gimazjum Zenskie Sobolewskiej, ul. 1-go Maja Sobolewska's Girl's School G10
58 Gimazjum Zenskie Arciszowej, ul. Radzwillowska Arciszowa's Girl's School F7
59 Gimazjum Zenskie Urszulanek, ul. Narutowicza Ursula Convent School F7
60 Wyzsza Uczelnie Duchowna Zydowska, Lubartowska Jewish College G5
61 Miejska Szkola Powszechna 7-oddz., ul. sw. Mikolaja 7 Grade General School G6
62 Gimnazjum Biskupie, ul. Krzywa Bishop's High School H6
63 Szkola Zawodowa Misjonarzy Kresowych, ul. Podwal Kresy (Eastern Poland Lands) Missionary's Trades School G7
64 Seminarjum Duchowne R.K., ul. Misjonarska College for Roman Catholic Priests G8
65 Miejska Szkola na Bronowicach, ul. Bronowicka School in Bronowica H9
66 Miejska Szkola pow. na Kosminku, ul. Dluga Primary School in Kosminek H10
67 Szkola Miejska Powszechna, ul. Przy Torze Primary School G10
68 Miejska Szkola Powszechna, ul. Pochyla Primary School G11
69 Szkola przy Cukrowni, ul. Krochmalna Primary School by the sugar factory E11
70 Szkola Powszechna, ul. Tatarska Primary School I6
71 Miejska Szkola Powszechna, ul. Kalinowszczyzna Primary School I6
71a Szkola Zenska Handlowa, ul. Narutowicza Merchant's School for Girls E8
71b Szkola 8-io kl. kanoniczek, ul. Podwal Canon Convent School G7
71c Szkola Kucharek, ul. Chmielna School for female cooks E6
71d Dom Akademicki, ul. Niecala University student's dormitory F6
72 Dom Cmentarny, ul. Lipowa Cemetery Management E8
73 Gmach Katedralny, Plac Katedralny Cathedral Buildings G7
74 Konsystorz i palac Biskupi, ul. Zamojska Bishop's Palace G7
75 Klasztor Salezjanow, ul. Kalinowszczyzna Salesian Monastery H6
Koscioly i Swiatynie Religious Buildings
76 Kosciol katedralny, Plac Katedralny The Roman Catholic (RC) Cathedral G7
77 Kosciol Bernardynek, ul. Krolewska Bernadine Nun's RC Church F7
78 Kosciol Bernardynow, ul. Bernardynska Bernadine Monk's RC Church F7
79 Kosciol Misjonarzy, ul. Zamojska Missionary RC Church G8
80 Kosciol sw. Michala, ul. Fabryczna St Michaels RC Church G10
81 Kosciol Wizytowski, ul. Narutowicza Visitation Nun's RC Church F7
82 Kosciol Kapucynow, ul. Krak. Przedm. Capuchin Monk's RC Church F7
83 Kosciol Garnizonowy, Al. Raclawickie Military RC Church C7
84 Kosciol sw. Ducha, ul. Krak. Przedm. Holy Ghost RC Church F7
85 Kosciol Karmelitow, ul. sw. Duska Carmelite Monk's RC Church F7
86 Kosciol Jana Bozego, ul. Bonifraterska St John's RC Hospital Church G5
87 Kosciol misyjny, ul. Zielona Missionary RC Church F7
88 Kosciol Szarytek, ul. Staszica Grey Nun's RC Church F6
89 Kosciol sw. Mikolaja, ul. sw. Mikolaja St. Nicholas RC Church G6
90 Kosciol Augustjanow, ul. Kalinowszczyzna Augustine Monk's RC Church K6
91 Kosciol Domikanow, ul. Dominikanska Dominican Monk's RC Church G7
92 Kosciol Marjawitow, ul. Polnocna Mariavit 'Old Catholic' Church D5
93 Kosciol Ewangielicka, ul Krak. Przedm. Augsburg-Lutheran Protestant Church E7
94 Cerkiew prawoslawna, ul. Ruska Orthodox Church H6
95 Boznica zydowska, ul. Jateczna Synagogue in Lublin G6
96 Boznica zydowska, ul. Krola Leszczynskiego Synagogue in Wieniawa D6
97 Boznica zydowska, ul. Bychawska Synagogue in Piaski G10
Inne Other Organisations
98 Bank Polski, ul. Krak. Przedm. Polish Bank E7
99 Bank Lodzki, ul. Krak. Przedm. Lodz Bank E7
100 Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ul. Kapuczynska National Economic Bank F7
101 Bank Ziemianski, ul. Krak. Przedm. World Bank E7
102 Bank Warszawski, ul. Krak. Przedm. Warsaw Bank E7
103 Bank Rolny, ul. Kapucynska Farmer's Bank F7
104 Kasa Przemyslowcow, ul. Krak. Przedm. Industrialist's Bank E7
105 Bank Komunalna, ul. Narutowicza Community Bank F7
106 Izba Przemyslowo-Handlowa, ul. Powiatowa Merchant's Bank E7
107 Syndykat Rolniczy, ul. Krak. Przedm. Farmer's Syndicate E7
108 Bank Morajne, ul. Kapucynska Possibly a Jewish bank? F7
Teatry Theatres
109 Teatr-Miejski (tamze Szkola Musyczna i Oddzial Lub. P.T.K), ul. Narutowicza City Theater, plus music school F7
110 Teatr Maly Kino, ul. Jezuicka Little Cinema G7
111 Muzeum, ul. Narutowicza Museum Cinema F7
112 Kino-Teatr "Corso", Plac Litewski Corso Cinema F7
113 Kino-Teatr "Apollo", ul. Szpitalna Apollo Cinema E7
114 Kino-Teatr "Venus", ul. 1-go Maja Venus Cinema G10
115 Dom Zolnierza, Al. Raclawickie Soldiers Rest Home Cinema D7
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
1929 Business Directory Use 'Lublin' for the Town Search. Inititially only the original Polish and French scanned images will be available, but they are working on an English translation.
Current Lublin Street Map This shows all the current streets in Lublin. 
1912 Lublin Street Map Less detailed than the 1931, but still good
1875 Lublin Street Map This shows property outlines quite well
1829 Lublin Street Map This shows the geographical shape of Lublin, as well as property outlines.