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date: 12 December 2019

Wiethase, Heinrich Johann locked

(b Kassel, Aug 9, 1833; d Cologne, Dec 9, 1893).
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(b Kassel, Aug 9, 1833; d Cologne, Dec 9, 1893).

German architect . He attended school in Kassel and then learnt the craft of bricklaying before studying at the Gewerbeschule (until 1851) with Georg Gottlob Ungewitter. Ungewitter then sent him to Cologne to learn the mason’s trade under Vincenz Statz. Wiethase subsequently joined (1855) the offices of Julius Raschdorff to work on the reconstruction (1855–7; destr. 1944; rebuilt) of the Gürzenich, the medieval Cologne festival hall, and then joined those of Friedrich von Schmidt. When Schmidt later went to Milan to teach, he handed his office in Cologne and all unfinished projects over to Wiethase, who went to Berlin (1860–62) to qualify as a private architect. In 1862 he won the Schinkelpreis with a Gothic Revival design. After his return to Cologne he was actively employed as an architect and restorer until his death. He was involved in the debate regarding the preservation of Cologne’s historic buildings, and restored the city walls and gates (after ...

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