The Toplerhaus

The Toplerhaus in Nuremberg, Germany, was built in 1590-91.

Jakob Wolff the Elder built the house in 1590/91 as a tower-like sandstone block with a pinnacle. It was a very striking and rather unusual building of the Nuremberg Renaissance style. The facade had rhythmic Gothic patterns overlaid with repeated Gothic ‘Chorleins’ (oriel or bay windows in Nuremberg) and a multi columned gable. During a WWII air raid on January 2, 1945, the house burned down and collapsed; the remains were removed later. The post-war building that was built in the same place is a simple, purpose-built building with no relevance to building history.

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