have no idea if you have 'gathered' other things on your website from cedric's archi/maps.tumblr.com, but isn't it great? and, he's a great guy, too--happy to call him a friend. germany was filled with incredible private houses in the late 19th century like villa knoop--surrounding all the big cities. these houses --really for rich middle class folks--make american 'rich houses' seem almost like nothing! there is an imperial scale to the german houses, and they are massively constucted. many were damaged in ww1 and esp ww2. hard to know what survives now. dresden, for example, had many and some survived because the horrible 'end-of-the- war' bombing was in the center of the city. but, east german rule didn't help those places!
since my comments last week, i have learned a lot more about johann georg poppe(1837-1915)--there is quite a bit of info on the net! he was one of bremen's most important architects in the late 19th century and also designed interiors of some of the prestigious north- german- lloyd ocean liners. sadly, cedric gives minimal information about his images on archi/maps.tumblr.com, so thanks to you, mr bedell, for publishing the connection between villa knoop(later called kreyenhorst castle by a subsequent owner) and johann george poppe. the grounds surrounding the demolished structure are now a public park which has a 'temple of friendship' garden structure from an earlier house on the site.
I have been following Archi/Maps for many years and have gotten many ideas there. Glad to hear its creator is a good person, too.
and, smart as a whip! the same day that cedric published the facade images of villa knoop, he published the plan of the first floor---maybe you want to add this to your site--it shows the grandeur of the place-and, on the net, in the descr of poppe(wiki), there is a side view of the house that shows its extent----might you 'borrow, with credit', both of those images for a wider look at the house? oh, also on wiki there is an image of the earlier garden bldg that survives. i have yet to find interior views but will ask cedric; he has been publishing many late 19th c german bldgs lately, presumably from l 19th c books(and, i remember such books in the architecture libraries of rice, uva, and cornell, schools to which i have connections). i have always 'complained' to cedric that he doesn't give sources for his illustrations!!!!!! this makes futher resarch a challenge.
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