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Georg Lohr’s House

Year of construction: 1866

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Category: Houses in the Pedestrian Zone

Address: Svobody 11, čp. 532

 
 
 

The block of flats of the restaurant owner Georg Lohr is one of the oldest buildings in the lower part of the newly established Bahnhofstrasse (Svobody Street). Architectonically it is a work of the experienced builder Adam Haberzettl who developed the plan of the new building already in 1865. As we learn from Lohr’s application for inspection from 1866, a change of the street front took place during the construction of the building. The modification was carried out again by Adam Haberzettl who was not able to avoid a slightly “template” solution. The builder also designed a highly decorative brick fence with a gate and a Neo-Gothic garden gloriette for Lohr in the same year but they were not built in the end. Georg Lohr owned the house only for a short time and he sold it to Christoph Grüner in 1871 at the latest. The building was purchased by merchant Franz Dorsch ten years later, and his son Georg Alfred, a saddle maker, opened a haberdashery and leather products shop here. In 1900 the house was already held by Carl Martin Schneider who ran his shoe shop on the ground floor there. After World War II a fashion jewellery shop was located on the ground floor which was turned into a “Foto-Kino” shop by the resolution of the Municipal Council’s Construction Department in 1969. There was a candy shop in the next business unit selling the best ice-cream in the town at that time. The front face was already damaged by contemporary reconstructions, with the removal of window chambranles and balustrade fillings coming across as the most disruptive. 

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

 

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Literature:

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. 72-73.

 

Owners

  • 1866 Georg Lohr
  • [1871] Christoph Grüner
  • [1876] Christoph Grüner’ heirs
  • 1881 Franz Dorsch
  • 1888 Franz Dorsch’ heirs
  • 1900 Carl Martin and Theresia Schneider
  • 1927 Theresia Schneider (later Planer)
  • 1949 Town of Cheb
 

Design

Adam Haberzettl

 

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

 

Contact Information

Address: Svobody 11, čp. 532

 

Pictures

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

 
Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

Georg Lohr’s House 2013

 

 
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