Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Die Villen-Colonie Carlshorst [WITH] Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee. n/a.
Die Villen-Colonie Carlshorst [WITH] Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee

Die Villen-Colonie Carlshorst [WITH] Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee

Berlin: Heimstätten-Akt.-Gesellschaft. Original document. Loose leaf. Elephant Folios. 2 Broadsides (18 x 11 3/4"). Original illustrated broadsides with black lettering.

1. Die Villen-Colonie Carlshorst

Originally planned to house workers and public officials, as approved on May 25, 1895 in the so-called "Colonie-Consens," the plans for the construction of the colony were soon altered in favor of villas, due to the increase in popularity of the neighborhood that included a harness racing track. The area is also known as the Quarter of Princes based on the street names given in honor of the six sons of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft (Homestead Corporation) was founded by architect and public official Oscar Gregorovius and the building association Eigenhaus (homestead) with Gregorovius holding the title registration, the power of attorney for negotiations with the administration and the development planning. The cornerstone for the first residential dwelling on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße was laid on May 28, 1894, with the construction office located in the quarter.

The broadside is an architectural layout of the complete development and close surroundings on a scale of 1:2,500 bordering the tracks and train station of the Niederschlesische-Märkgräfische Eisenbahn. It features a drawing of the Kaiser Pavilion and the intricately designed slogan of the Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft "My House - My World!" above a printed decorative company message board, entitled Die Villen-Colonie Carlsberg with company address at the bottom, and a reference to the larger project "Colonies in Schlachtensee-Mahlow," both with elaborate floral design. Erected in 1895 the Kaiser Pavilion was used as a chapel for services of both denominations, Catholic and Protestant, starting in 1897 and torn down in 1930.

2. Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee

The development of the Eastern part of the Villa-Colony Schlachtensee started in 1894 and turned out to be very successful for the Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft. Subsequently two more developments followed, Schlachtensee West in 1898 and Nikolassee in 1901. The name Schlachtensee refers to a lake in the district of Berlin Zehlendorf. The first villa in this development was that for the family Bültzingslöwen, the uncle of German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Built in 1894 it was bought by Kommerzienrat (honorary title for personalities of the economy) Otto Weber. it was known as the "Villa Weber" until its demolition in 1970.

This broadside also is an architectural layout of the the complete development Schlachtensee bordering the tracks and train station Schlachtensee and the lake of the same name in the north. The scale is not mentioned here but is similar to the Carlshorst layout. It features two drawings of seemingly villas in the project and, as the other broadside, a printed message board entitled Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee framed with floral decorations and architectural symbols as well as company name and address at bottom. Both broadsides contain elaborate park areas.

Text in German. Both broadsides with some wear along edges, small closed tears and creasing and Schlachtensee with a small stain at right boarder not affecting the imagery. Broadsides in overall very good condition. vg. Item #43435

Price: $950.00

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