The post office agency in Gorecko / Alt Gurkowschbruch, Brandenburg, now Lubuskie, c.1910.
Today’s featured location is Górecko (former: Altgurkowschbruch), a small village, near Drezdenko, in the province of Lubuskie in the west of Poland. Here is our usual mix of information on and archive images of the location. As ever, should you be interested in any village or town within present-day Poland and want to see something similar featured on our website, get in contact, and we’ll see what we can do!
A multiview picture postcard of Gorecko / Altgurkowschbruch, near Drezdenko, c.1927.
Some things you may not know about Górecko:
- The church in Gorecko was built in 1789.
- Until the end of World War II, Gorecko was called Altgurkowschbruchand and part of Brandenburg / Neumark, Germany.
- In 1939 the population of Górecko / Altgurkowschbruch was 778. Today it is around 450.
- All cars registered at addresses in Gorecko have registration plates beginning with the letters FSD!
The church and war memorial (kriegerdenkmal) in Gorecko/Alt Gurkowschbruch Neumark, c.1930.
- Archive images and information on the nearby towns of Strzelce Krajeńskie and Zwierzyn.
A busy animated picture postcard of the Market Square in Driesen / Drezdenko, c.1899.
A selection of images of pre-war Drezdenko (Driesen), Lubuskie, western Poland.
The town hall and monument in Driesen Drezdenko, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1916.
A night street scene of Driesen Neumark / Drezdenko, c.1933.
A view of the River Netze and church in Driesen / Drezdenko, c.1941. Note the timber floating on the river.
Related content on Polish Poland: More images of Driesen / Drezdenko through time.
Driesen / Drezdenko Through Time
An old postcard of the water tower and gas works in Driesen Neumark (now Drezdenko), c.1919.
Four images from our collection of the town of Driesen / Drezdenko in the province of Lubuskie, in the west of Poland.
The market, town hall, and church in Driesen (now Drezdenko), c.1941.
Four things you may not know about Drezdenko:
- During the Napoleonic wars Driesen / Drezdenko was briefly occupied by French forces.
- In 1855 there was a cholera epidemic, which resulted in a large number of deaths.
An old image of Stary Rynek in Drezdenko during the communist period.
- At a height of 78 metres the church in Drezdenko is the tallest church in Lubuskie.
- Drezdenko has a population of just over 10,000.
Another old photograph of the town hall and market square area of Drezdenko, Poland, c.1989.
More old images of pre-war Drezdenko (Driesen) from our ‘Old Poland’ collection.