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Marie Rahn’s House

Year of construction: 1885

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Category: Houses in the Pedestrian Zone

Address: Svobody 21, čp. 106

 
 
 

In 1884, Marie Rahn obtained a building permit to build a block of flats in today’s Svobody Street. She represented her husband Johann Franz Rahn, a co-owner and executive of the company Rahn & Kögler operating a stockings and knit and woven products factory in Cheb, during the negotiations. The two-floor house levelled the break in the street-and-building line and it was in fact wedged between two houses. Thus the building narrowed towards the yard and it was therefore built on an irregular ground-plan. The house which was inspected a year later did not step out of the average construction production. Spaces for shops were adapted on the ground floor in 1890. Dressmaker Eleonore Heger had her small shop with clothing and aprons in the house around 1908, and Ludwig Lunz ran a shop selling toys from Nuremberg. The house was nationalized after World War II and later it was transferred into town’s ownership. In 1973, academic architect Antonín Polony developed a draft of the interior of the representative post-stamps shop for the company Pofis Praha; the shop was opened on the ground floor one year later. A records shop of the Supraphon company was opened in the premises next to it, and it was renovated in 1971.

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. 103-104.

 

Owners

  • 1884 Marie Rahn
  • 1904 Hans and Clementine Rahn
  • 1932 MUDr. Ferdinand and Klementine Böck
  • 1947 National administration
  • 1949 Town of Cheb
 

Design

Carl Haberzettl

 

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

 

Contact Information

Address: Svobody 21, čp. 106

 

Pictures

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

 
Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

Marie Rahn’s House 2013

 
 

 
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