The Munich Thread

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 07 Jul 2011 15:36

Here is a building I came across that I would love to know some more info on it.
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It has an inscription under the door, but i couldn't read it
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 07 Jul 2011 17:05

Amazing- never heard of these buildings before. No street signs? I can't read the name on the penultimate photo..

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 07 Jul 2011 17:19

What's the address?

The plaque above the door reads "Built 1938 Through the ..." and I can't make out the rest (ERBAUT 1938 DURCH DIE ...). Can you get a better/larger photo of it?

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Keir » 07 Jul 2011 17:43

'Golf House' marks the first building at Lenbachplatz 6, 80333 München, but Google maps doesn't help identify it...
Is the second building showing the Optik Walger at Kurfürstenplatz 5, 80796 München? Must be- Tandem language school is also listed there. Again, google street view doesn't help; in fact, it blanks out the entire building!
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 07 Jul 2011 21:22

Ok guys, here are the addresses,

iron work swasticas: landshuter alle 49

building with the reichsadlers on top is at Lenbachplatz 5, it is between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz if you can find this fountain, look at the fountain and look left, cant miss it.
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door frame is at Klugstrasse 166 by olympia park, the building is pretty crazy it has alot of astrological, masonic, and third reich stuff over each door, in most cases, the swasticas have been scratched out, the pic i showed was the only one that had been preserved.

as far as the building with the 1938 date, give me a bit i will find the address and post as soon as i have it, it is right by my flat, as far as the inscription, I will try to get a better picture, it is hard to read in person, but i will try.
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 07 Jul 2011 21:24

actually you had the address right for the 1938 building, Kurfürstenplatz 5 there are two buildings connected to it that look like at one point they were all one building. there are railings on the windows that have eagles and such on them. hope this helps

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 07 Jul 2011 21:47

heres another one to check out, Its a huge building and on all four corners there are third reich reliefs showing a number of different things. under each one are two shields that would have had swasticas in them, they have been scratched out. I would love any more info on this building
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 07 Jul 2011 21:53

number 16 erich kastner str is what i wrote down

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 08 Jul 2011 00:41

odeon wrote:Here is one I stubled upon the other day, maybe the entrance to an air raid shelter? underneath it had a ladder leading somewhere let me know if you have information as to what this was. thanks
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Hi Odeon,

Yes, those grills mark Luftschutzkeller air raid shelters in the basement, or beneath the building. I don't know if they were entrances - they are pretty small - or just openings to the ventilation system, or such. I have also seen these Mannesmann grills in Nürnberg and Berlin.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 08 Jul 2011 12:44

I could not find anything definite on any of these buildings or addresses, just the following.

Lenbachplatz 6 - Was this the Künstlerhaus (1937-38), the gathering place for artists? It was on Lenbachplatz, but I thought the address was Lenbachplatz 8.

Kufürstenplatz 5 - This building was likely part of a Third Reich neighborhood housing development (Siedlung) built in 1938. The Siedlung included a savings bank and a police office, and this building may have been one of those.

Klugstrasse 166 - May have been part of a Siedlung built on Klugstrasse from 1933-36.

The final building, with reliefs at all four corners, looks like another Siedlung building.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by odeon » 08 Jul 2011 13:11

Thanks for the quick replies! Also on the subject of Munich, does anyone know why the plaque at Odeonsplatz for the dead police officers has been removed? Anyone know where it went? It was still there as far back as last march, but recently it has been removed, now there is just a gravel patch where it used to be.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by nickzark » 15 Jul 2011 17:09

great thread.very good work had done with photos.well done

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by robertmountfor » 15 Jul 2011 19:31

Those reliefs look synonimous with the organisation, DAF. Deutsche arbeits front.....? Albeit minus the swastika cogwheel motif.

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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by Geoff Walden » 16 Jul 2011 14:39

Geoff Walden wrote:I could not find anything definite on any of these buildings or addresses, just the following.
Lenbachplatz 6 - Was this the Künstlerhaus (1937-38), the gathering place for artists? It was on Lenbachplatz, but I thought the address was Lenbachplatz 8.
I found a ca. 1939 pic of the Künstlerhaus on Lenbachplatz, so this was not the building you found at Lenbachplatz 5. I couldn't find any reference to that building in period guides and architecture books.
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Re: The Munich Thread

Post by friend_of_Obersalzberg » 17 Jul 2011 15:39

The house with the clock at the top of the "tower" is Kurfürstenplatz. , almost 1 mile away from Lenbachplatz.

Built 1938, architect Hanns Atzenbeck. To that time it was necessary, to built new healthy and cheap apartments in Munich. It has 5 entrances and so 5 living units. In the first floor (Erdgeschoß) were stores. In the courtyard was a fountain with a sculptur of a drumming Hitlerjunge. The swastikas and the fountain were removed after war.

To Lenbachplatz: Housenumber 5 is a building from 1903, the eagles are probably not Nazi-eagles, rather Second Empire eagles. But I have to check this out better, this is only the first information about....

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