The blue and the white house

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The blue house
The White House
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Origin: - Máel Milscothach  D 12:17, 25 Aug . 2020 (CEST)

The White House belonged to Lukas (1730–1802) and the Blue House to his younger brother Jakob (1742–1802). The family's descendants founded Bank Sarasin & Cie. in Basel.

Today they house offices of the government and administration of the canton of Basel-Stadt .


  • E. Blum, Th. Nüesch: Basel then and now. A local culture and history . Verlag Hermann Krüsi, 1913, p. 61
  • Dorothee Huber: Architecture Guide Basel . Edited by the Architekturmuseum in Basel. 2nd edition 1996, ISBN 3-905065-22-3 , pp. 74-75
  • Emil Major: Buildings and pictures from Basel's cultural history . Peter Heman, Basel 1986, ISBN 3-85702-010-5 , p. 136 u. 139
  • Maya Müller: Samuel Werenfels. A Basel architect of the 18th century , in: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde , Volume 71 (1971), pp. 9–160 ( digitized version )
  • The Bürgerhaus in Switzerland, Volume XXIII - Canton Basel-Stadt, Part 3, and Canton Basel-Land . Orell Füssli, 1931, pp. 24-26 and panels 4-13

Web links

Commons : Weisses Haus  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Commons : Blue House  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Basel Monument Preservation: Inventory of Art Monuments ( Memento from March 12, 2012 in the Internet Archive )

Coordinates: 47 ° 33 '30 "  N , 7 ° 35' 22.2"  E ; CH1903:  six hundred and eleven thousand three hundred fifty-seven  /  two hundred sixty-seven thousand five hundred twenty-four