Georg Eberlein (master builder)

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Georg Eberlein (* 13. April 1819 in Linden , † 8. July 1884 in Nuremberg ) was a German builder or architect and painter . From 1858 to 1878 he was a teacher or professor at the Nuremberg School of Applied Arts .

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Austrian monument, Aschaffenburg

Eberlein's birthplace was the former sacristan's house next to St. Leonhard's Church in Linden, which was demolished in 1975. A memorial stone was erected in its place.

The Protestant St. Mark's Church in Munich is an important work by Eberlein . He also built Hohenzollern Castle , integrating the few remaining Gothic elements (1854). He also restored several well-known buildings such as the Erfurt Cathedral , the cloister of the Aschaffenburg collegiate church. Together with Carl Alexander Heideloff - whose pupil he was - he decorated Lichtenstein Castle , the Coburg Fortress and Landsberg Castle in Meiningen . In the St. George Church in Guttenberg he created the ceiling painting of St. George in 1862 and the Ascension of Christ on the south side . In 1870, according to his plans, a new gable was designed over the main facade of the Aschaffenburg collegiate church in neo-Gothic style and in 1882 the pilgrim fountain on the Stiftsplatz in front of it. Numerous other works show his Franconian home z. B. a local view of Markt Erlbach or the watercolor Franconian costume in Rangau . In 1868 the Austrian monument was built in the Austrian colony in Aschaffenburg based on his design .

Georg-Eberlein-Strasse in Nuremberg was named after him. His son Johann Georg Eberlein (born February 12, 1858 in Linden; † October 11, 1918 there) continued the tradition as an architect. He designed numerous lavishly designed residential buildings in Cologne's Neustadt ( Ringstrasse ) and in Cologne-Marienburg .

Individual evidence

  1. Eberlein, Georg . In: Hermann Alexander Müller (Ed.): Biographisches Künstler-Lexikon , Verlag des Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1882, p. 152.
  2. Peter Kolb, Ernst-Günter Krenig (Ed.): Lower Franconian History . Verlag Echter, Würzburg 2002, ISBN 3-429-02374-2 , p. 304.


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