Gustav Möller (architect)

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Ferdinand Hermann Gustav Möller in 1866
Ulrike Möller, b. Graffunder, first wife

Gustav Möller (born March 22, 1826 in Erfurt , † August 31, 1881 in Berlin ; full name: Ferdinand Hermann Gustav Möller ) was a German architect , Prussian construction clerk and director of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin .


The father Johann Friedrich Möller (1789–1861) was general superintendent at the Barfüßerkirche in Erfurt, his mother Dorethea Möller.

After his surveyor examination in 1847, Gustav Möller worked in this profession until he entered the Berlin Building Academy . Studying at the Bauakademie u. a. He graduated from Friedrich August Stüler in 1852 with the master builder examination.

He then worked in various positions in the civil service until 1867, including a. 1853 as a state master builder in Stettin and at the Ministry of Commerce. During this time, modifications for ministries or the construction of eleven wheelhouses for the excise wall were made . He also taught at the Bauakademie from 1862 to 1865.

On July 9, 1859, he married his first wife Ulrike (Karoline Lautja) Graffunder (1836–1865) in Berlin. The son Alfred was born on August 12, 1860 in Berlin († November 4, 1922 in Eberswalde). On February 19, 1863, the son Karl Gustav (Jobst) Möller (1863-1918) was born. The daughter Ulrike was born on May 8, 1865 in Berlin († August 23, 1945 in Neubabelsberg). Shortly after this birth, his wife Ulrike died on May 19, 1865 in Berlin.

In order to see his children cared for, Möller married the cousin of his first wife, Hermine Wegner (born October 5, 1835 in Berlin, † July 25, 1919 in Braunschweig) in 1866. The second marriage was childless.

The family now lived in the director's villa of the Königliche Porzellanmanufaktur in Berlin.

In 1867 he was appointed acting director and in 1868 director of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory. For this he erected various buildings at the new location on Wegelystraße am Tiergarten. Since 1847 a member of the Berlin Architects' Association , he became a board member in 1871/1872 and chairman in 1878/1879. In 1881 he retired and died shortly afterwards in Berlin.


  • 1859: Conversion of the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 74 (destroyed)
  • 1859–1861: Lukaskirche in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Bernburger Strasse 3–5 (preliminary design by Friedrich August Stüler )
  • 1863–1865: Am Urban educational institution in Berlin (destroyed)
  • 1865–1866: 2nd rectory of the Matthäikirche in Berlin-Tiergarten, Matthäikirchplatz (destroyed)
  • 1865–1872: Reconstruction of the Palais Prinz August (Prussian Ministry of Justice) in Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 65 (destroyed)
  • 1868–1871: Manufactory of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory (KPM) in Berlin-Tiergarten, Wegelystraße (together with Emil Boethke )
  • 1868–1872: KPM slumber in Berlin-Tiergarten
  • Preliminary design for the Zionskirche in Berlin, Zionskirchplatz (instead built from 1867–1873 based on a design by August Orth )
  • 1860/1861: eleven wheelhouses for the excise wall in Berlin (the wheelhouse in front of the Schlesisches Tor on the Lohmühleninsel, in front of the Schlesisches Tor 3 has been preserved)

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ancestral passport of Dorothea Jennen, b. Moeller, family book about the Möller family, produced by Elisabeth Steinweg, Wuppertal 1983
  2. ^ Möller: Educational house for morally neglected children on Urban zu Berlin . In: Journal of Construction . Volume 18 (1868), col. 147–154, plates 20–25. Digitized in the holdings of the Central and State Library Berlin .
  3. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List , accessed on July 21, 2020