Carl Theodor Ottmer


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German architect. Appointed Court Architect in Brunswick (1829), he brought a robust Neo-Classicism (he had trained under Schinkel in Berlin) to that city. He designed several villas (e.g. Villa Bülow, Cellerstrasse (1839), and 29 Wilhelmtorwall (1841), but his grandest work, the Residenz (Seat of the Court—1831–8) was a casualty of the 1939–45 war: it had a stunning staircase-hall with squat Greek Doric columns and massive coffering. The Railway Station (1843–5—now a Bank) was a fine conception in the Italianate style.

W&M (1987)

Subjects: Architecture.

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