Julius Emmerich

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Julius Emmerich

Julius Adolf Ferdinand Emmerich (born April 22, 1834 in Trier , † September 30, 1917 in Zehlendorf ) was a German architect and Prussian construction officer .


Julius Emmerich studied from 1853 to 1856 at the Berlin Building Academy under Karl Bötticher and Johann Heinrich Strack . In 1861 he received the Schinkel Prize from the Berlin Architects' Association for a design for the renovation of the Kronprinzenpalais . Emmerich was active in the Prussian civil service, until 1870 he worked in Düsseldorf as a master builder, then as a building inspector in Berlin and there since 1880 as a government and building adviser in the ministerial building commission (department for building construction). From 1883 to 1904 he supervised the branch buildings of the Reichsbank throughout the Reich. In 1904 he retired, but worked for the Reichsbank until 1914.

In 1881 he became a board member of the architects' association and since 1886 he was a member of the Prussian Academy of Building . In 1891 he received the title of "Secret Building Councilor". He was also awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing.eh).

The architect Paul Emmerich was his son.

Buildings in Berlin

  • 1869/70: Construction management for the extension of the Ministry of Public Works, Wilhelmstrasse 79
  • 1872 and 1874/75: Reconstruction of the Prussian House of Representatives , Leipziger Strasse 75/76
  • 1873–1876: Reconstruction of the interior ministry, Unter den Linden 72/73
  • 1874: Completion of the Twelve Apostles Church , Genthiner Strasse
  • 1874/75: Extension of the manor house , Leipziger Strasse 3
  • 1883–1914: Buildings of the TH in Charlottenburg; Hospital and University Institutes at Ziegelstrasse; Ethnological Museum; Ministry of Culture; Buildings in the botanical garden ; Pergamon and Kaiser Friedrich Museum ; Building of the Academy of Arts ; Packhof at the Moltkebrücke; Church buildings
  • 1892–1894: Expansion of the Reichsbank (main administration of the Reichsbank), Jägerstraße (construction management: Max Hasak )


  • Margit Heinker: The Architecture of the Deutsche Reichsbank 1876–1918. Dissertation, University of Münster, 1994.
  • Emmerich, Julius . In: General Artist Lexicon . The visual artists of all times and peoples (AKL). Volume 33, Saur, Munich a. a. 2002, ISBN 3-598-22773-6 , p. 485.
  • Uwe Kieling: Berlin building officials and state architects in the 19th century . Society for Local History and Monument Preservation in the Kulturbund der DDR, Berlin 1986, p. 21

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