This object does not have luck, although its history began to be really promising. In 1909 the year outstanding of Opole photographer Max Glauer was the initiator of the construction of the headquarters of the society of Skating Association. No, you'd be without the participation of the residents. In principle, this is probably the first recorded crowdfounding action in the history of the city. So, the people gathered until 4100 mark. Hard to say what was the purchasing value of this amount. In the Prussian laborer earned 1-3 brand per day. This may show that the residents to build the House of the ice there were ok. 100 000 to 150 000 zł, and perhaps more.
Such a large sum, as in those days, impressive. An Ice House and around teeming with life until the year 1945. The real miracle was that the building survived the war. Unfortunately the Castle Pond was converted into a fountain, and well-decorated ice rink, which was located on the pond, passed away in obscurity. After the war, the property was in the hands of the Polish Tourist Association.It object was hostel, café and a restaurant.
Ice House seriously suffered during the flood in 1997. For this reason, ended its activities in the Café "Piastowska. " The property has been restored, and the area around it having been revitalised. Now on pond a multimedia installation was installed. The last act of the ill-fated history took place quite recently, when it has ended its business restaurant "pyramid". The building was put up for sale by the PTTK. Whether the fate of this object can still change? Pity would be if such a beautiful building, built in the style of Sorbian, would stand or would it be another fast-food. Such a place should live, be full of recreation and tourism. Don't forget that the object has agreed conservation and included on the County list of monuments.
What you can do with all this? To restore the former glory just reach to the source and how Max Glauer find funds for the purchase of the building from the hands of PTTK. It's not that simple, because an Ice House is priced at 2. 5 million PLN! It's an awful lot of money.
Max managed to convince the residents of Oppeln, that it is worthwhile to collect funds to build the House of ice, together with the Time Travellers Foundation too have this intention.
I am aware that meeting such sum will be difficult, all the more that we have tried already to save the Tenement House on Damrota streer. The action was not a success, but the city of Opole, led by the President has won, and the House will be renovated and the work it will be the Center of civil dialogue, and will be a place for non-governmental organizations. How are we going to develop this property? At the bottom we want to decorate a restaurant with good food, including word specialties from time to time. At the bottom have also held meetings, concerts, etc. Overall, this place has to live. In the winter, in the middle of the summer outside. With the magnificent concerts, shows movies and all what we fall to the head. Opole for some time organizing ice rink in the close, and an Ice House could serve punch ( version without alkohol;)) and other delicacies and make this place was full of smiling people. Near the city is organizing new year's Eve, and a lot is happening in the National Center of Polish Song. Domek Lodowy would perfectly complement the city offer. What on the first floor of the building? Small library, map center, bookstore, travel agency. First of all, the History and Genealogy Workshop. Where every enthusiast could explore history, genealogy and gain access to many interesting databases.
The Icehouse is to become the Center for History and Tourism and an important place on the map of Opole. Sounds wonderful, right? What are we trying to achieve our dreams or are we waiting for another fast-food to be created there? If it was not possible to get the required amount, all funds will be transferred to the renovation of Opole monuments.