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Barbara Peter’s House – German House

Year of construction: 1879

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Category: Houses in the Pedestrian Zone

Address: Svobody 33, čp. 151

 
 
 

Barbara (or Babette) Peter, the wife of a well-to-do wholesale trader Ludwig Peter, initiated the construction of a three-floor block of flats in today’s Svobody Street in 1878. The “Deutsches Haus” (German House), as Peter called it herself, was inspected in the next year. Even though the plans have not been preserved we can assume that the project was developed by Carl Haberzettl by the characteristic “handwriting”. The builder drafted a pompous Neo-Renaissance front completed with volute gables in the axes of the two-floor oriels. Only one of them with a coat-of-arms with the initial E, probably referring to the owner’s son and the later owner of the building, Ernst Peter, has been preserved until today. Shops selling mostly haberdashery or short goods were located on the ground floor. Dr. Anton and Marie Kraus obtained the house in 1911 and it was owned by the family until 1941 when it was purchased by the German Trade and Business Bank, LLC. In 1949 it became an asset of the town of Cheb.

Authors of the text: Zbyněk Černý - Karel Halla - Hana Knetlová

 

Comment

Literatura:

  • Zbyněk Černý, Cheb v době secese /Eger in der Zeit der Sezession /Cheb in the Art Nouveau period, Cheb 2006, p. 31.
  • Zbyněk Černý - Karel Halla - Hana Knetlová, Que procedit. Historie pěší zóny v Chebu / Geschichte der Fussgängerzone in Eger / History of the Pedestrian Zone in Cheb, Town of Cheb 2010, p. 136-137.

 

Owners

  • 1878 Barbara (Babette) Peter
  • 1902 Ernst (Ludwig Adam) Peter
  • 1911 Adolf and Marie Kraus
  • 1941 German Trade and Business Bank, LLC
  • 1949 Town of Cheb
 

Design

Carl Haberzettl

 

Accessible to the public only during operating hours of the businesses residing here. 

 

Contact Information

Address: Svobody 33, čp. 151

 

Pictures

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

 
Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

Barbara Peter’s House – German House 2013

 

 
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