Fritz Stehlin

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Fritz Stehlin (born September 25, 1861 in Basel ; † December 6, 1923 there ) was a Swiss architect .

life and work

Family grave.  Fritz Stehlin-von Bavier (1861–1923) architect, Helena von Bavier (1862–1956), Peter Conrad von Planta-Stehlin (1898–1962), Charlotte Jacobée von Planta -Stehlin (1902–1984), Gian von Planta-Kraack (1938–2009), grave in the Wolfgottesacker cemetery, Basel
Family grave in the Wolfgottesacker cemetery .

Stehlin was a son of Karl Rudolf Stehlin . His brothers were Hans Georg Stehlin and Karl Stehlin . They were the nephews of Johann Jakob Stehlin the Younger .

Stehlin studied in 1881 at the École d'architecture in Paris and from 1882 to 1887 at the École des Beaux-Arts . Back in Basel in 1888 he joined the architecture office of his uncle Johann Jakob Stehlin the Younger and continued to run it after his death in 1894. Later his nephew Hans Eduard Ryhiner worked in the shop.

Stehlin designed numerous buildings in Basel, e.g. B. the city ​​theater , the Villa zu den Hirzen and other representative buildings that were almost exclusively committed to the Neo-Baroque . Other buildings included workers' houses, industrial and factory buildings, school buildings and the redesign of Wildenstein Castle .

From 1905 to 1923, Stehlin served as president of the Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects in the working committee of the Citizens House Commission for the publications of the series The Citizens House in Switzerland .

Stehlin was married to Helena von Bavier (1862-1956), the daughter of Simeon Bavier . They had three children together. One daughter was Maja Sacher . Stehlin was the grandfather of Luc Hofmann and the great-grandfather of Maja Oeri and Vera Michalski . He found his final resting place in the Wolfgottesacker cemetery .


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Individual evidence

  1. Wildenstein Castle restored and expanded by the architect Fritz Stehlin. Schweizerische Bauzeitung, accessed on May 30, 2020 .