Eberhard Hillebrand was born the son of a butcher in Osnabrück. After attending the high school there, he completed training in bricklaying and stone carving from 1856 to 1859 and at the same time studied three winter semesters at the building trade school in Nienburg / Weser . In 1859 he moved to Hanover, where he initially worked in the offices of the architects Ludwig Debo and Hermann Hunaeus . In the same year he enrolled at the Polytechnic School in Hanover to study architecture. After completing these studies, he was employed in the office of the architect Conrad Wilhelm Hase in 1863 . In the same year he moved to Kassel , where he attended lectures by the neo-Gothic Georg Gottlob Ungewitters at the higher trade school. After he also got a job in his office, he went on a study trip in the fall of 1864 that took him through Germany and France. After his return he worked for almost two years on the completion of projects for the suddenly deceased thunderstorm.
From 1866 to mid-1871 he was employed in the Flensburg Building Inspectorate , initially as a construction manager, later as a government master builder. In 1872 he returned to Hanover, where he married and initially worked as a freelance and self-employed building contractor. In 1883 he was entrusted with the management of the building construction department of the city building office as a town planning inspector. In 1887 he resigned from this service at his own request and then worked again as an independent architect until he died on March 18, 1924 in his house in Hanover.
According to the Baugewerks-Zeitung of December 5, 1875, Hillebrand was a member of the board of Baugewerken-Unfall, founded on September 18 and 19, 1975, together with the master mason Ernst Brauns , the architect Ludolf Schaper, the master mason Johann Christoph Fusch and the architect Gustav Röbbelen -Genossenschaft zu Hannover .
- 1880–1881: Tower of the Nikolaikirche in Elmshorn
- 1883–1886: Pauluskirche in Hanover-Südstadt
- 1884: Luther Church in Beckum
- 1887–1891: St. Marien garden church in Hanover
- 1892: Reconstruction of the Apostle Church in Gütersloh
- 1893–1895: Church of the Stephansstift in Hannover-Kleefeld
- 1895–1898: Luther Church in Hanover-Nordstadt
- 1896–1899: St. Jakobi Church in Peine
- 1897–1898: Parish Church of St. Bonifatius in Altenbeichlingen, Kr.Sömmerda
- 1899–1901: Petrikirche in Hannover-Kleefeld
- 1900–1902: St. Thomas Church in Erfurt
- 1903–1906: Herrenhausen Church in Hanover-Herrenhausen
- 1912–1913: Emmaus Chapel in Rieste
- Georg Gottlob Ungewitter: Country and City Churches. A collection of executed designs or designs for church buildings, the individual parts and accessories of the same . After the author's death, ed. by Eberhard Hillebrand. Flemming, Glogau (1865–1868).
- Protestant churches and rectories . Küthmann, Dresden 1909.
- Curt R. Vincentz: Church builder Eberhard Hillebrand † . In: Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung, Volume 44, 1924, No. 17, pp. 137-139 ( digitized version ).
- Hillebrand, Eberhard . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 17 : Heubel – Hubard . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1924, p. 91-92 .
- Stefan Amt: The planning and construction history of the Luther Church in Hanover. In: Hannoversche Geschichtsblätter New Series Vol. 52, 1998. pp. 261–287, here pp. 281–283 ( digitized version ).
- Günther Kokkelink , Monika Lemke-Kokkelink : Architecture in Northern Germany / Architecture and arts and crafts of the Hanover School 1850–1900. Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Hanover 1998, ISBN 3-87706-538-4 , pp. 536-537.
- Helmut Knocke : Hillebrand, Rudolf Eberhard. In: Dirk Böttcher , Klaus Mlynek, Waldemar R. Röhrbein, Hugo Thielen : Hannoversches Biographisches Lexikon . From the beginning to the present. Schlütersche, Hannover 2002, ISBN 3-87706-706-9 , pp. 167-168 ( online at Google books ).
- Literature by and about Eberhard Hillebrand in the catalog of the German National Library
- Hillebrand, Rudolph Eberhard in the database architects and artists with direct reference to Conrad Wilhelm Hase (1818–1902)
- Bernhard Felisch (Red.), Diederich: Building trade accident cooperative in Hanover / (registered cooperative). In: Baugewerks-Zeitung. Central organ of the German building trade associations. Journal of Practical Construction , Volume VII, Berlin: Baugewerkszeitung, 1875, p. 743; Digitized via Google books
- New Evangelical Church in Beckum i. W. In: Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung 5, 1885, No. 41, pp. 314-315 ( digitized version ).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hillebrand, Rudolph Eberhard (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German architect and contractor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 30, 1840|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Osnabrück|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 18, 1924|
|Place of death||Hanover|