The Richter Factory in Rudolstadt

The Richter factory is in the foreground, with Rudolsbad in the center of the picture.  The Richter Villa is found on the right.  The building in the middle of the picture is the military base from the German Empire (pre W.W.I) era.  The large building was for officers, the long low building was barracks.  The building is still in good condition, despite having been abandoned for years, and is being rejuvenated today.  The building in the background is Heidecksburg, the residence of the Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.  The railroad along the river bank can also be seen.  Rudolstadt looks much the same today, with all of the buildings clearly identifiable.  This lithograph was made between 1886 (the date of the completion of the Richter Villa) and 1898 (the date of the "great fire"). 

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