Přívoz

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Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary Church

Přívoz (German: Prziwos[1], briefly till 1920 and 1939-1945 also Oderfurt) is a part of the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic. It lies in the Moravian part of the city, in the administrative district of Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz.

It lies in the historical region of Moravia and was first mentioned in a written document in 1377 as Prsiewoz.[2]

Heavy industrialization that occurred in Ostrava in the second half of the 19th century also affected Přívoz. Railroad line was built there, coke-processing plant was constructed in 1909 together with a power plant. Industrialization had impact also on demographics, influx of migrant workers occurred.

Přívoz was formerly an independent municipality, in 1900 it gained town rights, in 1924 it became a part of Ostrava.[2]

The most important landmark in Přívoz is Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary Church.

Polish writer Wiesław Adam Berger was born here.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The postoffice name was MÄHRISCH OSTRAU, BAHNHOF before 1880.
  2. ^ a b Hosák et al. 1980, 330-331.

References[edit]

  • Hosák, Ladislav; Rudolf Šrámek (1980). Místní jména na Moravě a ve Slezsku II, M-Ž. Praha: Academia. 

Coordinates: 49°51′10″N 18°16′12″E / 49.85278°N 18.27000°E / 49.85278; 18.27000