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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

The Singer House

Singerhaus

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
1. Singerhaus Marker
Inscription.
Im 15. Jahrhundert Standort der ersten luzernischen Münzstatte.
Architekt Jakob Singer baute sich um 1759 dieses Haus als Voraussetzung zur Erlangung des städtischen Burgerrechtes.
Die für die Innerschweiz bedeutende Baumeisterfamilie Singer, Architekten zahlreicher Sakral- und Profanbauten, behielt es bis 1849 in ihrem Besitz.
1897 wurde das Haus von drei auf funf Geschosse erhöht.

German-English translation:

Singer House

In the 15th century this was the location of the first Lucerne Mint.
Architect Jacob Singer built this house around 1759 as a condition to obtaining the rights of city citizenship.
The noted Singer family of central Switzerland were the builders and architects of numerous religious and secular buildings, and until 1849 the house remained in their possession.
In 1897, the height of the house was increased from three to five storys.
 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.034′ N, 8° 18.202′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Münzgasse, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Münzgasse 6, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers.
Singerhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
2. Singerhaus Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pfyffer Student House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Von Sonnenberg House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burgher Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Ritter Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Franziskanerkirche (about 90 meters away); The Sonnenberg House in Zoepfli (about 90 meters away); The Old Armory (about 120 meters away); Metzgerrainli 6 (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
More about this marker. Münzgasse is also the site of the former city mint.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Singerhaus image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
3. Singerhaus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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