The brewery’s headquarters
On Grzybowska Street stood the Schiele family villa, designed by Stefan Szyller. From the latter part of the 19th century, the sons of Konstanty lived there: The brothers Feliks and Kazimierz Schiele together with their families. The villa was surrounded by a garden, and behind the wall was the factory.
In the 1930s the family of Ryszard Schiele – an avid brewer, who was one of Feliks’ five sons, lived on the ground floor. He studied in Zwickau, in Saxony, and then apprenticed at Tuborg, Carlsberg, and others. In addition to a fervent brewing passion, he was also known as a great joke teller. The first floor was occupied by the widow of Kazimierz Schiele, know as aunty Andzia and loved by the whole family. She had aristocratic manners and was a great authority. What she had to say was respected by everyone.
The Villa survived the II World War, and it was only in the 1960’s, during the reconstruction and modernization of the brewery, that the building was transformed. The front outhouse was demolished, architectural details removed and the elevations pebble-dashed. After restoration it will return to its former glory.