Bardejovská 1, Ľubotice
Antonín Beszey a Eugen Toth z Budapešti
The waterworks in Ľubotice was built on the Šariš meadows, where the groundwater of the Sekšov and Šebeš brook basins created favourable conditions for drilling a total of 24 (later 48) wells. The author of the design of the waterworks, which resembles a small residential mansion, is the Budapest architect Gyӧrgy Kopeczek. The technical part of the construction was designed by the Antonín Beszey and Eugen Toth firm, also from Budapest. The waterworks used to supply Prešov until 1949, after which it served only as a substitute source of water. The picturesque building features historicizing and Art Nouveau details on the window openings and their fillings, on the facade itself and in the interior. The building represents a characteristic paradox of the industrial architecture of the time, when modern technological equipment was often hidden under architecture that was indistinguishable from residential or civic buildings. The technical equipment has not been preserved.
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