The five-storey cotton spinning mill in red unplastered brick in Ogrodowa Street, built between 1877-1878. One of the most impressive buildings of the factory complex of Izrael K. Poznański. Until the 1990s, production was carried out there. For over 100 years of its functioning it was in the hands of different owners. Since 2009, the spinning mill building houses one of the most representative hotels in Lodz - Andel's.



The Promised Land

dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1974


The building of the spinning mill in Poznański’s plant was used in Wajda’s film as the facade of Bucholc’s factory. It is here where one of the most famous scenes in both the film and the novel takes place. Count Trawiński (Andrzej Łapicki), after an unlucky conversation with Borowiecki, leaves the factory and in the street meets Halpern (Włodzimierz Boruński), who praises the city. After that, the count, who has unsuccessfully tried to get a loan from Borowiecki, gets on a cab and takes his own life by shooting himself in the head (this scene, however, was shot in Pabianice). Earlier in the same place, van Horn, Bucholc’s apprentice, advises a young widow to sue the plant for compensation in relation to the death of her husband, which took place during his work at the factory.


After Bucholc’s death, we see shots of his servant, August, walking along the factory walls with an empty wheelchair that used to belong to the factory owner.


Read more about the film here.