Conscription Numbers and Street Signs in Przemysl

I found some more interesting information about conscriptions numbers since I wrote my first post on them. From John D. Pihach's "Ukrainian Genealogy":

"House numbers, also called house conscription numbers, had their origins with the Austrian imperial regime's need to know the names of all eligible men who could be drafted into the army when the need arose. A metal plaque with a number was attached to each house. With this number in the records of births, military officials could examine the transcripts in the bishop's office and calculate the age of everyone in a particular house."

It is not uncommon in Przemysl to find two, three, or even four different number signs on one building (dating to different periods and regimes: Austrian, interwar Polish, Communist, modern). The reason is probably because unlike in Lviv, in Poland there was never a campaign to remove Polish inscriptions from the urban landscape. Thus old signs were generally kept, and so quite a few prewar plaques, which look exactly like the prewar plaques in Lviv, remain in Przemyslmany more than in Lviv.

This building has three street number signs and one conscription number (carved into the building  No. 112). The next oldest is the one right above opening, and the other two are probably from the postwar era.


Examples of multiple street signs on one building (but without conscriptions numbers):

This one has four  in the metal work is "N 30 A"



Below was a very interesting find, because the conscription number is on a plaque located inside the building. I'm not sure whether it was always there or whether it was moved there.
L.K. = Liczba konskrypcyjną (Polish for "conscription number")


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