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  Student housing at Heumarkt, Heidelberg
by Nemorino

My original reason for taking this picture was to show the nice row of bicycles stretched across one side of the Heumarkt square. (I always like to document bicycle usage in places I visit.)

It turns out that these two buildings are student residence halls. The one on the right was named after Gustav Radbruch (1878-1949), a German politician and law professor who was one of the first to be fired by the Nazis when they came to power, and one of the first to be reinstated after the Second World War.

The building on the left was once the Hotel Goldenes Ross, but it was bought in the 1920s for use as a student residence hall with money donated by an American named Hiram Watson Sibley (1845-1932), who is perhaps best known as the founder of the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Sibley was extremely rich because his father, Hiram Sibley (1807-1888), had made a huge fortune in the 1850s and '60s by consolidating a group of small telegraph companies to form the Western Union Telegraph Company.

Address: Heumarkt 1-3, Heidelberg

Phone: (0 62 21) 54 38 90

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2014
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