Condition until 2004
The technical condition of the palace was disastrous. The lack of any kind of maintenance of the building, belonging to the State Treasury during the years of PGR and communism, and now the current democracy, resulted in the fact that all the wooden ceiling beams were rotten and it was necessary to replace 100% of the ceilings in the entire building and the complete roof truss. Due to moisture and mould it was necessary to hack off 100% of the internal and external plaster in the building and replace 100% of the installation, flooring and the entire roof covering, and all window and door frames. Fortunately, we were able to reconstruct the original front door. The original equipment of the palace was missing, anything that could have been torn away and sold was gone. Apart for one ventilation grate, which was painted over so many times that even the “scrap thieves” didn’t notice it. Special recognition should be given to the person who needed bricks from the giant palace chimney and took them from the chimney on the second floor of the loft, leaving the several-tons chimney “hanging” above, based on a modest wooden truss structure…
The rich park tree stand was preserved in a relatively good condition, despite heavy losses, such as the cutting down of a 100-year-old natural monument: the pedunculate oak on the northern axis of the palace and 5 red oaks at the beginning of the entrance alley.
The stable building was in a disastrous condition, especially because local residents cut off 50% of the roof covering, together with its structure, for fuel, as well as a significant part of the remaining structure and due to the consistent demolition of the original facade of the building in the period of PGR by making windows, doors and gates at random, in every possible form. Original stable equipment – horse boxes and positions were cut out and removed. Due to its terrible condition, 80% of the stable gable wall was dismantled and re-walled, the entire roof structure and the roof itself were also demolished and then rebuilt with the use of original materials.
In total, in the years 2004-2005, 11 buildings from the period of Edward Gierek were dismantled and removed, in 2012 we were able to dismantle the next three concrete warehouses on the adjacent (just purchased) plot of the old pasture “Die Koppel.”