Waagehaus (the old weigh-house), Wool Market, Braunschweig
|Architect/Designer||Krahe, Friedrich Maria (1804-1888)|
|Artist/Photographer||Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Conversion of buildings ; Colleges ; Government buildings ; Timber construction ; Restoration ; Public buildings|
NOTES: The Waagehaus (the old weigh-house) was constructed in 1534 as a weighing and storage house. From 1854-1862 the structure, which had become neglected and dilapidated, was restored by Friedrich Krahe. During this restoration, far-reaching changes were made to the facade, which were largely reversed in 1937-1939. The building was destroyed by bombing during the night of October 14th-15th, 1944, along with the entire New City. It was rebuilt down to the last detail in 1994 and was subsequently used by the Volkshochschule.
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