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

Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses

Brückenstraße 8 and 10

 
 
Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses Marker
Inscription.  Der Wohlstand und der Einfluss, den die Zeilitzheimer Gerber besaßen, zeigt sich in diesem doppelstöckigen Anwesen in fränkischer Muschelkalkbauweise und seiner zweifachen Toranlage.
Der wuchtige Eindruck des 31 m langen Gebäudes wird durch den erhöhten Keller und den Holzaufsatz der Trockenböden mit seinen Klappläden unter dem Dach verstärkt.
Im aufgeklappten Zustand sorgten diese für die Frischluftzufuhr der dort zum Trocknen aufgehängten Häute.
Zwei umlaufende Sandsteinfriese trennen die Stock- werke voneinander.
Die Sandsteinbögen mit ihren Ecksteinen umrahmen die Holztore.
Im Mittelteil symbolisieren die halbrunden Glasflächen die aufgehende Sonne.
Die Bretter sind als Strahlenkranz angeordnet. Die Rotgerbermeister Johann Athanasius Krönlein 1846 und Fritz Krönlein 1906 haben ihre Initialen im Keilstein angebracht.
Der großflächige Innenhof mit ca. 600 qm wird heute durch eine Mauer geteilt. In seinem Erdreich befinden sich noch die zugeschütteten Lohgruben.
Diese sandsteingefassten Gruben dienten zur Aufnahme der Felle.
Unter Zugabe von Wasser und gemahlenen Eichenrindenschnitzeln
Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses and Marker
The marker is visible here between the two large entrances in the middle of the building.
entstand durch Hitzeeinwirkung die Lohe.

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(English translation:) The prosperity and influence possessed by the Zeilitzheimers tanners is displayed in this two-story Franconian-limestone estate with its double gates.
The massive impression made by the 31 meter long building is due to the raised basement and the wooden upper structure atop the drying area with its shutters, under a reinforced roof.
When opened, these provided the fresh air supply for those skins hanging to dry.
Two circumferential sandstone friezes separate the floors, and the sandstone arches with their cornerstones frame the wooden gates. In the middle part, the semicircular glass pieces represent the rising sun, with the boards arranged as a beam of rays.
The master tanners, Johann Athanasius Krönlein - 1846, and Fritz Krönlein - 1906, have their initials inscribed in stone.
The large courtyard with about 600 square meters is today divided by a wall, with its filled pits are still extant. These sandstone-lined pits were used for tanning the hides - with the addition of water and ground oak bark pieces the hides were tanned through the effects of heating. (Marker Number 3a.)
 
Location. 49° 53.911′ N, 10° 16.175′ E. Marker is in Zeilitzheim, Bavaria, in

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Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Brückenstraße, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brückenstraße 8, Zeilitzheim, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Badtor / "Bath" Gate (a few steps from this marker); Gerberhaus / Tanner's House (Brueckenstrasse 5) (within shouting distance of this marker); Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Storchenbrünnlein / Little Stork Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeindebäckerei / Community Bake-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehemalige Gendarmeriestation / Former Police Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeilitzheim.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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