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Gerolzhofen in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building

 
 
Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 22, 2018
1. Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building Marker
Inscription.  
1495 errichtete Bischof Lorenz von Bibra an der westlichen Stadtmauer eine neue Vogtei. Um 1600 wurde der Bau unter Bischof Julius Echter von Grund auf umgebaut und erweitert. Zu dem Komplex gehörten noch mehrere Scheunen, Keller, Sudhaus, Waschhaus und der Eulenturm. Im 20. Jahrhundert dann Nutzung als Finanzamt, heute altersgerechte Caritas-Wohnanlage.

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(English translation:)

In 1495, Bishop Lorenz von Bibra established a new bailiwick on the west side of the city wall. Around 1600 that building was completely rebuilt and expanded under Bishop Julius Echter. The resulting complex consisted of not just the building, but additional outbuildings including several barns, cold storage, a brewhouse, washing facilities, and the Owl's Tower. During the 20th century the building was used as a tax office, and today it is used as an age-appropriate "Caritas" living facility.
 
Erected by Historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen e.V.
 
Location. 49° 54.046′ N, 10° 20.848′ 

Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 22, 2018
2. Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building Marker - wide view
Made of plexiglas and hiding in plain sight, the marker can be difficult to see. It's about waist high, just beneath the flashing, close to the corner of the building.
E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Bürgermeister-Weigand-Straße just west of Marktplatz, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Owl's Tower (a few steps from this marker); Parish Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (about 90 meters away); The Watchmen's Tower (about 120 meters away); Chapel of St. John (about 120 meters away); Centtor / "Cent" Gate (about 120 meters away); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (about 150 meters away); "Gerolzhöfer Frauenaufstand" / The Gerolzhofen "Womens' Revolt" (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
 
More about this marker. The marker is quite easy to miss, being made of plexiglass and not particularly large. It is located on the street on the side of the building, near the forward corner, about waist high.
 
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Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 22, 2018
3. Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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