Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
The Singer House
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.
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).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Münzgasse 6, Luzern 6003, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
More about this marker. Münzgasse is also the site of the former city mint.
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