In the place where the seat of the State Higher School of Technology and Economics named after Father Bronisław Markiewicz is currently located, barracks of infantry, called Baracken Lager, were housed for many years (which literally means simply barracks). Until nineteen fourteen, i.e. until the beginning of the First World War, 89th Austro-Hungarian Infantry Regiment was stationed in the barracks. In the interwar period the barracks were named after Gen. Józef Bem. The buildings were located between today's Pruchnicka and Słowackiego Streets and the so-called Old Cemetery.
The barracks complex consisted of several buildings. Among them there were, living quarters, staff rooms, workshops of various types as well as an alarm square and stables for horses.
Before World War II, the barracks were home to 24th Infantry Division, 2nd Communications Regiment, Telegraph Battalion, Tabor Unit and Communications Company of 24th Infantry Division. After the war this place was accommodated by, e.g. 40th Light Artillery Regiment, which was part of 9th Infantry Division.
Since nineteen ninety-eight, in renovated and rebuilt barracks there has been a university of higher education – the State Higher School of Technology and Economics named after Father Bronisław Markiewicz .