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Balthasar House

Balthasar-Haus

 
 
Balthasar-haus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Balthasar-haus Marker
Inscription.
Das heutige Gebäude wurde gegen Ende des 16. Jahrhundert erbaut. Wohnhaus von Schultheiss Jacob Balthasar (1658 – 1733).
Fassadenmalerei aus der Spätrenaissance, um 1656. Portal um 1730 von Stadtwerkmeister Hans Georg Urban.
Im Innern bemerkenswertes Treppenhaus und Festsaal mit
Stuckdecke aus der Zeit des späten Régence, um 1740.

Unter Denkmalschutz seit 1983
Aussenrestaurierung 1987 und 1989

German-English translation:


The present building was built towards the end of the 16th century. Residence of Jacob Schultheiss Balthasar (1658-1733).
The exterior wall painting dates from the late Renaissance, about 1656. The portal,
the work of the city master craftsman Hans Georg Urban, dates from 1730.
The interior contains a remarkable staircase and stuccoed ballroom from
the late Regency Period, about 1740.

A protected monument since 1983
Exterior restoration in 1987 and 1989

 
Location. 47° 3.135′ N, 8° 18.351′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is at the intersection of Kornmarkt and Werchlaubengässli, on the left when traveling west on Kornmarkt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kornmarkt 11, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers.
Balthasar-haus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Balthasar-haus Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "By the Storks" (a few steps from this marker); Grain Market (a few steps from this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); "Deer Square" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Fire Alley" (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Baptist Marzohl (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall (within shouting distance of this marker); "At the White Cross" Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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