Otto Bubenzer

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Otto Bubenzer (born August 14, 1878 in Rebbelroth ; † April 24, 1973 ) was a German architect and civil engineer who lived and worked in the Oberbergisches Land .


Building in Gummersbacher Moltkestrasse

Bubenzer's monumental architecture is reminiscent of Art Nouveau , but is primarily attributable to homeland security architecture . His most famous works include:

Church engagement

Bubenzer belonged to the "closed" brother movement (from 1930 as a travel preacher). After the ban on meetings in 1937 , he joined as opposed to most other leading representatives not the "Bund Free Church Christians" (BfC) at, but gathered here and there with like-minded people in the underground, for which he twice before the Gestapo -Sondergericht in Cologne answer had to. After the war he was instrumental in the reconstitution of the "closed brothers" and was one of their leading representatives until his death.


Bubenzer was born with Selma. Dannenberg (1884–1961) married and had four children with her.


  • Jürgen Woelke: Heinrich Mühlenweg (1872–1952) and Otto Bubenzer (1878–1973) - two early architects in Gummersbach. In: Gerhard Pomykaj, Jürgen Woelke (Ed.): Gummersbacher in their time. The 19th and 20th Centuries in Biographies and Memories. Festschrift for the 900th anniversary of Gummersbach in 2009. (= Contributions to the history of Gummersbach , Volume 6.) Gronenberg, Wiehl 2009, ISBN 978-3-88265-292-5 , pp. 99–110.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Barbara Pankoke: The Villa Carl Bubenzer in Freudenberg. In: Denkmalpflege in Westfalen-Lippe , issue 1/2006 (online as a PDF file with approx. 3.48 MB) , p. 23ff.