Re: Etching of old building

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Posted by  d on March 31, 2002 at 08:19:50:

In Reply to:  Etching of old building posted by Alan Last on March 29, 2002 at 07:13:42:

From more puzzling over this print...
There are three structures which correspond in varying degrees to the Old Market are in pre-war Frankfurt:
(1) The distant cathedral resembles the "parish tower" of St Bartholomews
(2) The stepped gables of the structures in middle distance quite resemble some famous buildings in central Frankfurt
(3) Finally, the facade of the principal structure closely resembles the "Steinernes Haus", destroyed in WWII, which was one of several distinctive buildings made from stone; its salient characteristic was the ornamental battlement or crenellation which is
almost precisely as shown in the print, as also the arrangement of windows and the central opening.
However, there is no tower, and no monument in any reference I have found...

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