The Parents of Grete Tugendhat

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Alfred Löw-Beer married Marianne Widmann (born 2nd September 1882 in Payerbach in Lower Austria) in Vienna on 27th of May 1901.

The so-called Large Villa was built by the Moses Löw-Beer company in Svitávka in 1900-01. The author of the design of the extensive structure of an  almost château character is not known. This to a great extent Art Nouveau structure with Baroque and Classicist elements was surrounded by a large park where five years later the so-called Small Villa was built. The grounds included a greenhouse, beer hives, nine-pin alley and garages and later tennis courts and a swimming pool.


Simultaneous events

1901 The Reisig Villa

The Reisig Villa

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1901 The Large Villa in Svitávka

The Large Villa in Svitávka

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