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Palace in the town of Lubartów, near city of Lublin. In 1543 on the basis of a location privilege granted by the King Zygmunt I (Sigismundus I) Piotr Firlej, Lublin and Ruthenian Voivode founded a Town the name of Lewartów and embarked on the construction of a defensive Castel which was to serve as his seat. Following the death of Piotr Firlej’s son Mikołaj the ownership of the Lewartów estate along with the Castel was transfer red to the Kazimierski’s family. From 1643 the estate were owned by Prince Władysław Dominik Zasławski, and In 1678 they were inherited by Prince Dymitr Jerzy Korybut Wiśniowiecki. After his Heath, from 1688 the ownership of the estate remained In the hands of Józef Lubomirski. In 1705 the Lewartów estate were brought as the dowry by Princess Maria Lubomirska to Paweł Karol Sanguszko who then decided to make Lewartów his family seat and bring prosperity and development to the estate. In 1744, by virtue of the charter confirmed by King August III, He changed the town’s name from Lewartów to Lubartów. As of 1839 the palace ceased to be property of the Sanguszko family. 1935-1938 the Municipal Governing Body of Lubartów bought out the palace ruins and the garden. It was only as late as 1947 that the renovation work was started on the whole building complex and continued through till 1970.

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Additional Photos by Lidia Krukowska (Lidka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 334 W: 90 N: 865] (3184)
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