Johann Metz (master builder)
Johann Metz was included in the guild book of Linz builders on May 29, 1834 during a phase of brisk regional construction activity ( horse-drawn railway Budweis – Linz – Gmunden , Maximilian tower line ). He quickly made a name for himself as an architect and subsequently built a number of townhouses and villas in and around Linz.
Johann Metz was friends with the poet, school councilor and state curator Adalbert Stifter , who lived from 1848 until his death in 1868 in the house at Untere Donaulände 6 , which is now the Stifterhaus . It was also Metz who built the first bourgeois country houses in the popular resort of Kirchschlag, north of Linz , where donors would often visit during his spa stays. The house built by Metz in 1861 is therefore known as the donor's villa .
Buildings erected by Johann Metz:
|Kirchschlag||(formerly No. 25)||1858||Lower, large Metzvilla|
|Kirchschlag||No. 38 (formerly No. 27)||1861||Stiftervilla , upper, small Metzvilla|
|Linz||Bulgarian place||Poschacherstraße 26||1840||Poschachervilla , former Gabrielenhof|
|Linz||Bulgarian place||Wagner-Jauregg-Weg 15||1864||Alttrakt of Neuromed campus as a 1867 state insane asylum Niederhart opened|
|Linz||Frog mountain||Fritz-Lach-Weg 5||1843||Private villa Reiß on the site of the Binderdudl excursion inn, which was operated until 1841|
|Linz||Frog mountain||Freinbergstrasse 32||1853||College Aloisianum Freinberg|
|Linz||Inner city||Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 1||1846||Adalbert Stifter House|
|Linz||Inner city||Baumbachstrasse 20||Residential building, extension of a former barn according to plans by Metz. 1877 Reorganization into a hop store by master builder Josef Marschler. 1889 further redesign and new facade by Michael Lettmayr|
|Linz||Inner city||Bethlehemstrasse 35||1836||Biedermeier house, giant wall pillars with Ionic-Egyptian capitals, triangular gable|
|Linz||Inner city||Hauptplatz 24||1852||Bazaar, residential and commercial building, conversion of the house on the main square, first mentioned in 1470|
|Linz||Inner city||Herrenstrasse 14||1856||Facade of the free house of Spital am Pyhrn Abbey, built in 1652 and privatized in 1807|
|Linz||Inner city||Klammstrasse 1||1836||Town house, extension on the front of the Klammstrasse|
|Linz||Inner city||Landhausplatz 1||1867||Meeting room in the Linz Landhaus|
|Linz||Inner city||Promenade 25||1852||New residential building after the demolition of the house mentioned for the first time in 1595, but the romantic-historicist facade was largely knocked off in 1955, since 2017 part of the "Promenade Galleries" opened in 2018|
|Linz||Inner city||Promenade 29||1842||Residential and commercial building, extension with a second floor and iron roof truss for the former estate owner house|
|Linz||Inner city||Steingasse 6||1837||1861–1995 oldest vocational school in Upper Austria, hotel since 2017 and part of the " Promenaden Galleries " opened in 2018|
|Linz||Inner city||Lower Danube area 8||1844||Residential house with nine-axis three-storey facade|
Johann-Metz-Straße in the port area of Linz was named after the builder in 1967. It leads over a length of about 420 meters from Pummererstraße to Prinz-Eugen-Straße.
- Austrian Art Topography , Volume XLII, The profane architectural and art monuments of the city of Linz - Part I. The old town. Vienna 1977.
- Austrian Art Topography , Volume L, The profane architectural and art monuments of the city of Linz - Part II. The country road - Upper and Lower Suburbs. Vienna 1986.
- Austrian Art Topography , Volume LV, The profane architectural and art monuments of the city of Linz - III. Part. Horn 1999.
- Gerhard Winkler: Adalbert Stifter, Johann Metz and Quirin Haslinger - encounters in Kirchschlag. In: Upper Austrian homeland sheets . Linz 2005, 3/4, pp. 160–172, PDF on ZOBODAT
- Franz Pfeffer : Kirchschlag. The mountain village on the Breitenstein. In: Upper Austrian homeland sheets. Volume 15, Linz 1961, pp. 201–252, online (PDF) in the forum OoeGeschichte.at.
- List of listed objects in Kirchschlag near Linz
- List of listed buildings in Linz-Lustenau
- List of listed objects in Linz-Waldegg
- List of listed objects in Linz city center / L – Z
- Linz - Culture - Monuments - Johann Metz. In: linz.at. Retrieved January 12, 2020 .
- List of listed objects in Linz city center / A – K
- Promenaden Galleries. In: promenaden-galerien.at. Retrieved January 12, 2020 .
- Star Inn Hotel Linz Promenade Galleries
- Johann-Metz-Strasse. In: linzwiki.at. Retrieved January 12, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian master builder, councilor and co-founder of the Chamber of Commerce in Linz on the Danube|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 4, 1809|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rossau|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 29, 1887|
|Place of death||Urfahr|