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Goldene Tür

Width at front: c. 2.80 metres

The Goldene Tür consisted of a front and rear building. Both were built after 1614 as a subdivision of the neighbouring Rote Tür and its rear building Schwarze Tür.
A particularly important set of occupants were the members of a branch of the Kulp family, a rich and prominent Frankfurt Jewish family. The Kulp family were leaders in the violent struggles within the Jewish community around 1750, known as the KulpKann disputes. The first member of the Kulp family in the Rote Tür was Salomon Kulp, who moved around 1700 from the Roseneck, a house off to one side on the other side of the street. Several of his descendants continued to occupy his new house, although Salomon himself met an unusual death in November 1734, drowning during a bath in the mikve.
In the great fires in the Judengasse in 1711, 1721 and 1796 the house was destroyed three times. It was rebuilt after the first two fires, but after the 1796 fire it was decided to redevelop the entire northern end of the Judengasse on spacious lines, in the course of which the house disappeared finally

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