St. Apollinaire Church in Remagen


The type of Anchor building that I enjoy most is reconstruction of exhibition models produced by the factory for the various fairs, which were so common and popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  This church was shown in various of the company's catalogs from the early 1900s, but I do not know at which exhibitions is was displayed.  The drawings shows only one view, this one.  But I visited Remagen and looked at the original church, so this copy is reasonably good.  The church was reconstructed after W.W.II, but I chose the design seen by Richter, the original.

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The apse was not replaced after W.W.II in this form.

Those who build Anchor buildings will know well that the small octagonal towers
were very hard to duplicate.  Again, no glue was used.

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A few of you may wonder what I look like.  Here is a picture from Christmas, 1996.  This picture is about as good as they get.

For those who are really interested in Anchor stones, I have written a book about them.  (I just got tired of either looking up the same information again and again, or trusting my memory on specific details such as dates and names.)  It is expensive, US$70 (or 100 DM or 50 Euro) ppd, because I print it myself on my PC and color ink is expensive.  The book undoubtedly contains far more information about Anchor stones and sets, the Richter company, etc. than you'll ever want to read.  This book is a lot of work to print (I print about a dozen at a time, and is available in either English or German), so please don't think I am urging you to buy one.

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