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The White Tower

  • The White Tower (Baszta Biała) is one of two surviving towers in the area of the Old Suburb.
  • It was constructed in the years 1460-1461.
  • It was used as a defensive structure and a gunpowder storage facility.
  • It has the shape of a horseshoe, it is five storeys high and its walls feature loopholes for small arms and cannons.
  • In 1984 the White Tower was bought and thoroughly renovated by the Tri-city Mountaineering Club. At present, the White Tower accommodates the club headquarters.

Contemporary photographs

⯆ The White Tower after renovation.

Archive photographs

⯆ The White Tower – a postcard.

⯆ A post-war photograph of the White Tower.

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