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“Fire Alley”

Brandgässli

 
 
Brandgässli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Brandgässli Marker
Caption: Jacob Schwegler, Grossbrand an der Kornmarktgasse, 1833 Lithographie (Jacob Schwegler, Inferno at the Kornmarktgasse, 1833 Lithograph).
Inscription.
Ein Grossbrand äscherte 1833 zehn in einer Doppelzeile aneinandergebaute Häuser zwischen der Reuss und dem Korn-und Weinmarkt ein. Beim Wiederaufbau wurden die Neubauten um ein Geschoss erhöht und die ehemaligen Hinterhöfe in eine Gasse umgewandelt. Diese heisst seit 1834 Brandgässli.

German-English translation:.
In 1833 an inferno incinerated ten adjacent houses of a double row that had been built between the Reuss River and the grain- and wine-markets. During reconstruction, the new buildings were raised one story and the former backyards were converted into an alley. Since 1834 this has been the so-called "Fire Alley".

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.114′ N, 8° 18.323′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Brandgässli. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brandgässli 6, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butchers’ Arch (a few steps from this marker); "By the Storks" (within shouting distance of this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall
Brandgässli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Brandgässli Marker
The marker is on the right, beside the drain pipe above the bicycles.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pfyffer-Cloos-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Balthasar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grain Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishermens Point (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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