Anton Georg Hauptmann

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Anton Georg Hauptmann (* 1735 ; † 1803 ) was a German builder.

He left traces in Weimar of the early classical period that are still visible today. Something is known about himself not only in connection with his construction work as an entrepreneur and that he was a court hunter. Volker Wahl writes in an introductory essay about Hauptmann: "He is still little known as the first" entrepreneur "of the" Bals en Masque or so-called Redouten ", which began with him here in 1770. Its history was in its first few decades As a result of his organizational work for the public masked balls - at the same time connected with the construction of two or three redout halls - is closely linked to his person, a summary of the life of this active "all-rounder", who is a construction and haulage contractor, postmaster and courier, organizer , Caterer and innkeeper, also hunter and dog trainer, who worked more or less successfully, are not missing in this special issue on the history of the public redoubts in the residential city of Weimar. " His work can be proven a little earlier. In 1769, Hauptmann built a workhouse on today's Sophienstiftsplatz in Weimar, based on a design by Johann Gottfried Schlegel, in 1769, which was demolished in 1876/77 in favor of a more generous renovation. As a master builder, he built Schiller's house (Weimar) in 1777 on the site of the old princely mint and including the existing old outbuildings. In 1770 he had the cash tower rebuilt and brought it into its current form, thus ensuring its continued existence. Today the tower serves as a student club . Furthermore, the house of Charlotte von Stein on the Ackerwand and the so-called Fürstenhaus Weimar , which today belongs to the Liszt School of Music Weimar , were built by him. The princely master builder Johann Gottfried Schlegel provided the plans for this building. In 1779 Hauptmann built a comedy and redoute house opposite the Wittumspalais , in which the theater and opera also took place. In its place is now the German National Theater and State Orchestra Weimar .

Overall, Hauptmann developed a feeling for the situation by understanding how to make his services indispensable at the Weimar court. So after the castle fire of 1774, when the old court theater in the residential castle went up in flames. The ducal court, however, did not want to forego such entertainment, which then led to the aforementioned construction of the comedy and redouten house in 1779. For himself this connection with the Weimar court was quite profitable. He also provided the design for the Russian court built between 1803 and 1805 . In 1790/91 the so-called Poseck'sche Haus , today's museum for prehistory and early history of Thuringia , was built according to a design by Rudolf Steiner . Hauptmann was also the site manager here.

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  1. Volker Wahl : The “Entrepreneur” of Weimar On the biography of court hunter Anton Georg Hauptmann (1735–1803) , in: Weimar-Jena: The great city - The cultural historical archive 8/4 (2015), pp. 391–419. Here p. 391.
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  4. Volker Wahl: The “Entrepreneur” of Weimar On the biography of court hunter Anton Georg Hauptmann (1735–1803) , in: Weimar-Jena: The great city - The cultural historical archive 8/4 (2015), pp. 391–419. Here p. 405.