The Canvas House & the Weigh House
Views of the Old City
of Frankfurt am Main before the Wars
Ansichten der Altstadt von Frankfurt am Main.
(Linen Hall) & Stadtwaage (Weigh-House)
The building stood at the southern edge of the Weckmarkt
and contained the Historic Museum and archives. During the Middle
Ages, the house was used for the sale of linens and hemp. It was built in
1399, probably by the designer of the Cathedral
Tower, Madern Gaertner. It was destroyed during the second World War,
but rebuilt in 1982-83.
Historisches Museum und Stadtwaage
Leinwandhaus built 1399
The City Scales, built in 1503, seen here about 1870, had to make way in 1874
for the City Archives
Die 1503 erbaute Stadtwaage am Weckmarkt, hier um 1870,
musste 1874 dem Stadtarchiv weichen.