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The police station is the estate’s eastern gate, which was built in 1912 based on the plans of Lajos Schodits and Béla Éberling. (The building may be observed better from the other side of the Endre Ady Street.) Its characteristic decorative elements are the arched loggias, the carved balustrades decorated with flower motifs, and the ornate back gate. The building is similar to another building of these architects, the building on György Dózsa Street, the former building of the Népszálló.

At the time, the construction of a police station was also in the plans of Kispest.  The leaders of the town and the government decided that the construction of the estate was a good excuse for such plans.  Thus, the police station was created in the area where the population suddenly increased. This circumstance required the establishment of a law enforcement authority.

Under the impressive structure of the Police station (a not in operation today, but equipped) shelter is located. In 2012, at the 100th anniversary of the building, with the occasion of the Budapest100 event, the astonishing sight of the bunk beds and the air purification system etc. was revealed to many of us.

Walking by the water fountain, let’s continue the walk on the alley on Bercsény Street under the hackberry trees. While walking, you can observe on the commemorative plates the names of the architects of the given house. These plates were placed by the Community Association on the occasion of the 2008 centenary.

The sheds

Almost every garden has at least one shed. Even though these are not the prettiest sights, the residents of Wekerle are weary of parting with them. Even at the very beginning there was a need for a storage place for tools and when the pantries in the houses were turned into bathrooms, these sheds became indispensable, especially for the storage of fire wood.

The sheds stand firmly ever since, sometimes shredded or extended into entire shed-lines. Today, since most houses are heated by gas-fired heaters, these little ugly annexes serve for the storage of lumber.