Former Wolfhalden rectory

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The former Wolfhalden parsonage is the second parsonage of the Wolfhalden parish, built in 1749/50, located in the village of the same name in the Wolfhalden community in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden . It served its original purpose until a new parsonage was built on the edge of the village; after the renovation from 1977 to 1979, it was used to house the community savings bank.

It has the address "Dorf 2" and is a cultural object (C object) under monument protection. In addition, it is in the municipal site of Wolfhalden, which is worthy of protection.


The first rectory was built around 1654. Only the extension of the property (unplugging the property) has been handed down, but not the exact construction date. The house was sold in 1749, then demolished and rebuilt in the Toblermüli .

The construction of this second rectory was decided in May 1748. The master carpenter Samuel Weiss from Wald AR was able to be won as master builder, who carried out the construction between June 1749 and February 1750. Originally it seems to have had a paneled front and a towed gable roof on the south side. At least that is how it is depicted on the spring watercolor by Johann Ulrich Fitzi , which was made in 1840. Between 1855 and 1860 a rebuilding and renovation took place, whereby the house received its present appearance.

The parish decided in 1971 to build a new rectory on the edge of the village, which is why this house has not served as a rectory since 1972.

The house was renovated between 1977 and 1979 and the interior of the ground floor was rebuilt so that it could serve as the seat of the community savings bank. The community savings bank Wolfhalden was sold in 1999 to Raiffeisenbank Heiden, which closed its Wolfhalden branch at the end of 2016.

Description building

It is a customary wooden house. The gable-facing house is also shingled on the front side, and has a symmetrical window arrangement on the front. There are 6 windows on the first and second floors, 3 windows on the third and one window on the fourth. The front door is designed as a classical twelve-field door made of oak.


  • Eugen Steinimann: The art monuments of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden Volume 3 The district of Vorderland ; Volume 72 of the series Die Kunstdenkmäler der Schweiz , Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1981, ISBN 3-7643-1251-3 , pages 245–246

Individual evidence

  1. Website with download option for the object list in the Wolfhalden community ( Memento of the original from September 30, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. St.Galler Tagblatt April 8, 2016 Bank in Wolfhalden is closing after 171 years
  3. Minutes of the General Assembly 2016

Coordinates: 47 ° 27 '13.7 "  N , 9 ° 33' 1.2"  E ; CH1903:  759232  /  258033