Paul Emmanuel Spieker

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Paul Emmanuel Spieker (born October 2, 1826 in Trarbach ; † November 28, 1896 in Wiesbaden ) was a German architect and construction clerk .


Spieker received his training, which he completed in 1852 with the building management examination, at the Berlin Building Academy . In 1853 he became a member of the architects' association . He completed his legal traineeship with Friedrich August Stüler and August Soller in Berlin and with Carl Boos in Wiesbaden, before taking the second state examination for government builder ( Assessor ) in 1859 and getting a job with the government in Trier . In 1864 he became a master builder in Essen, in 1867 a master builder with the government in Koblenz and in 1868 went to the building department of the Ministry of Commerce in Berlin. In 1869 he became a building inspector in the ministerial building commission, in 1873 superstructure inspector in Potsdam, in 1874 government and building advisor and in 1878 a secret councilor and lecturer in the ministry of education. On September 20, 1880 he became a member of the Academy of Civil Engineering . Further positions in the Prussian civil service hierarchy were: Director of the building construction department from October 1, 1889 to September 11, 1895, President from October 1, 1892 to September 11, 1895, Senior Building Director from November 9, 1891. In 1895 he joined the premature division for health reasons Retired and moved to Wiesbaden, where he died in 1896.

Stylistically, Spieker was a representative of the late Schinkel School and is best known for his buildings for science.



  • Uwe Kieling: Berlin building officials and state architects in the 19th century. Biographical Lexicon . Society for local history and for the preservation of monuments in the Kulturbund der DDR, Berlin 1986, pp. 84–85

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Individual evidence

  1. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List Plötzensee Prison (formerly) . Retrieved June 26, 2020
  2. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List University Library . Retrieved June 26, 2020
  3. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List Natural Scientific and Medical Institutes of the Royal University of Berlin . Retrieved June 26, 2020
  4. Entry in the Berlin State Monument List Theater and Lecture Hall of the Urania Society . Retrieved June 26, 2020