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“By the Storks”

Zum Storchen

 
 
Zum Storchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Zum Storchen Marker
Inscription.
Erbaut in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhanderts als Wirthaus << St. Anna >>. Mehrmals ungebaut.
Aus dem 16. Jahrhundert ist im ersten Obergeschoss die ehemalige Gaststube mit gotishcher Balkendecke un Relieftafel erhalten.
Fasssadenmalerei 1985 von Eva Pauli
1984 – 1985 teilweise neuerbaut und restauriert.

German-English translation:

"By the Storks"
Built in the first half of the 16th Century as the "St. Anna" inn. Rebuilt several times rebuilt.
On the first floor the former dining room with a 16th Century beamed ceiling and gothic relief panel has been preserved.
Facade painting 1985 by Eva Pauli.
1984 - 1985 partially rebuilt and restored.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.132′ N, 8° 18.337′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Kornmarkt, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kornmarkt 9, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Balthasar House (a few steps from this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker);
Zum Storchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Zum Storchen Marker
The marker is to the left of the green door. Hanging above the front awning is a sign with a painted stork. In the days prior to widespread literacy or house numbering, merchants and innkeepers would identify their locations with signs depicting their namesake.
Grain Market (within shouting distance of this marker); "Fire Alley" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Deer Square" (within shouting distance of this marker); Butchers’ Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Little House" (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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