Karl Emil Scherz

Karl Emil Scherz ( born August 31, 1860 in Loschwitz in Dresden, † October 10, 1945 in Dresden ) was a German architect and city chronicler of bladder joke.


Joke was born 1860 in Losch joke, but his family moved to bubble joke two years later. Joke attended the Blasewitzer village school and the private school of Gustav Moritz Hoffarth and went to the Dresdner trade school later. From 1877 to 1881 he studied at the Baugewerkeschule Zittau under the direction of Hermann Knothe - Seeck and then as a carpenter went on wanderings. It was not until 1883 he returned to Dresden and studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts among others Constantin Lipsius and Ernst Hermann. After graduating as an architect in 1886 was followed by a second study at the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg. In bladder joke joke opened his own office in 1889, in 1908 given the title of Royal Commissioner of City Planning was awarded.

His grave is located on the St. John's Cemetery in Dresden- Tolkewitz.


As a chronicler

Joke was active for much a chronicle of the town bubble wit and supported the author Otto Gruner. The noted in the preface of the 1905 published work bladder joke: past, present and development facilities of a village community that fees " to the primary business at the conclusion of the book" joke.

Joke even put a " Local History Collection bladder wit and environs " to, in which he combined documents and eyewitness reports. After the incorporation of bladder joke after joke Dresden 1921 saw the purpose of the collection, above all, to preserve for posterity the history of the independent town bubble joke. In 1986, the collection of the heirs joke ' the State Conservation Office of Saxony in Dresden was handed over.

As an architect,

Joke worked from 1886 to 1921 as an architect, mainly in the Dresden's villa suburbs Losch and Blasewitz. He created a total of 35 houses, 24 villas and a few churches and church conversions, the Blasewitzer Holy Spirit Church is one of the first buildings of the architect, which plays a more and more important. Furthermore originate four industrial buildings, but also a bank building, a memory and restaurants of him, also 21 tombs date back to joke. The appearance of bladder joke was significantly influenced by its design.

Among the main projects Karl Emil joke itself took over the construction management of its incurred mostly in the historic style buildings. When he was confronted in 1900 with the Art Nouveau, he began both styles together. As the architectural zeitgeist but completely broke with the Bauhaus from historicism, Karl Emil joke one his work.

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