Tomasz Pryliński

Outstanding architect, born in 1847 in Warsaw, died in 1895 in Thalkirchen near Munich.

He studied in Warsaw,  Munich, and completed his studies in Zurich. He settled permanently in Krakow in 1869, where he first dealt with the irrigation and drainage system in agriculture. In the 1970s he traveled to Italy, France and Germany, and after returning to work as an engineer at the Agricultural Society. After three years, he was promoted to the technical manager at Bank Parcelacji & Budowy. In 1872 he designed a house at 4 Basztowa Street (rebuilt in 1934) and restored the house at 25 Main Square for the Galician Bank, and then devoted himself entirely to architecture and construction, especially the renovation of historic buildings.

The greatest achievements of Pryliński are:

  • Building Florianka
  • Department of the Helców Foundation
  • Military Casino at ul. Zyblikiewicz 1st.
  • Restoration of the Church of the Visitations
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Reconstruction of the Cloth Hall (he was recommended for this work by Jan Matejko)
  • Rebuilding the house of Jan Matejko: in Floriańska and Basztowa
  • Reconstruction of the Cathedral in Przemyśl
  • Building the “Pod Koroną” and “Pod Berłem” houses in Krynica
  • The facade of the Parish Church in Wadowice
  • Designing the sarcophagus of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski in the Crypt of Merit at Skałka
  • Designing the tombstone of Jan Goetz and the plaque in honor of prof. Lucjan Rydel (the poet’s father)
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