Architecture and history
The three-storey building at Alt Salbke 111 was built in 1894 as a garden establishment . The builder was Ferdinand Wolf , the construction planning was carried out by the master carpenter Wischeropp . A representative flat-roofed brick building was created, the eight-axis facade of which is structured by segmented arched windows. A small gable originally rose above the two central window axes, but it is no longer there. On the ground floor, there are round arched arcades occupying the entire height of the ground floor, corresponding to the former gastronomic use . The building had a large beer garden . The hall belonging to the restaurant was built on the side facing away from the street. The inn was on the ground floor. Rental apartments were housed on the two floors above. At the beginning of the 20th century the name Turmpark was used . The name took on the name of the park located in the immediate vicinity at the foot of the Salbker water tower . The owner of the restaurant then became a Mrs. Laass .
From 1907 the building was then used as a workers' dining room and consumer warehouse for the employees of the main railway workshop across the street, which also included the water tower and the Freundsweg settlement a little further north .
The tower park was the site of larger events. On January 2, 1921, 110 children were fed in the tower park as part of American aid. At the same time there were lectures and vocal performances. Mayor Hermann Beims appeared on January 23, 1921, and Paul Bader (SPD) appeared in the Turmpark on February 18, 1921 in the election campaign for the Prussian state elections .
From the garden restaurant and the attached bowling alley a kindergarten of the Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk was created in 1947/48, which was later transferred to the city of Magdeburg and closed at a later time.
Today the building is unused and in dire need of renovation. Securing work was carried out in 2015.
- Johannes Lück: Magdeburg cafés, concert halls and guest houses , Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2000, ISBN 3-89702-193-5 , page 100
- Monument Directory Saxony-Anhalt, Volume 14, State Capital Magdeburg , State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology Saxony-Anhalt, Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2009, ISBN 978-3-86568-531-5 , page 55 f.
- American aid. in the Magdeburger Volksstimme of January 6, 1921
- Magdeburger Volksstimme of January 23, 1921
- Salbke In: Volksstimme . February 18, 1921.
- Ed .: Deutsche Bahn AG, 100 years of Magdeburg repair shop 1895 - 1995 , Magdeburg 1995, page 65