Literary Institute's House
In fact, Maisons-Laffitte housed only the first headquarters of "Kultura", on avenue Corneille. The house at 91 de Poissy Avenue - Jerzy Giedroyc's last address - is located in neighboring Mesnil-le-Roi. But by force of habit, that first address remained with 'Kultura': 'Maisons-Laffitte'.
The Literary Institute bought the house at the end of 1954, after being evicted from its first residence. It was possible thanks to the help of wealthy friends and fundraising among the readers of "Kultura". Offices were arranged on the ground floor, bedrooms on the first floor. The guests stayed overnight in the pavilion near the house.
Offices, hall, jardin d'hiver, i.e. a winter garden, a parcel shop... - photos from years ago and today.