Ancienne Douane (Strasbourg)

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Ancienne Douane
Ancienne douane.jpg
South side of Ancienne Douane and river Ill in 2012
Ancienne Douane (Strasbourg) is located in Strasbourg
Ancienne Douane (Strasbourg)
Location of Ancienne Douane
Former namesGerman: Kaufhaus
German: Markthalle
General information
Typecustoms house
Architectural styleGothic
LocationStrasbourg, France
Address6, rue de la Douane
Coordinates48°34′46″N 7°45′00″E / 48.57944°N 7.75000°E / 48.57944; 7.75000Coordinates: 48°34′46″N 7°45′00″E / 48.57944°N 7.75000°E / 48.57944; 7.75000
Construction started1358
Completed1389
Renovated1962–1965
Destroyed1944
OwnerMunicipality of Strasbourg
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert Will (reconstruction)

Ancienne Douane ("Old Custom house") is a 14th-century building on the Grande Île, the historic city centre of Strasbourg, France. It is classified as a Monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1948.[1]

The custom house was built in 1358 and enlarged in 1389, it was heavily damaged by British and American bombing raids on 11 August 1944 and left as a ruin for almost two decades before being rebuilt according to the medieval plans by architect Robert Will (1910–1998).[2][3]

The Ancienne Douane currently houses a restaurant and a covered market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ancienne douane". Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Retrieved 25 April 2017. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ "HISTOIRE - Ancienne Douane". L'Ancienne Douane. Retrieved 25 April 2017. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. ^ Recht, Roland; Klein, Jean-Pierre; Foessel, Georges (1988). Connaître Strasbourg. Colmar: Éditions Alsatia. p. 135. ISBN 2-7032-0185-0.

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