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Salmen

Width at front: c. 2.60 metres

The Salmen was built around 1565. Its occupants seem generally to have been prosperous people. They included Löb Schuch, also called Speyer, an influential and wealthy man who lived in the house from 1660. He waged a bitter struggle lasting for years with the powerful court factor Abraham Drach. Around 1670 Schuch had to leave the house as Frankfurt withdrew its protection. He lived in Speyer for ten years (which explains the name) until he won his court case and his right of residence in Frankfurt was restored.
Another occupant was Nathan Deutz from Deutz near Cologne. He died in Salmen in 1707. His family are shown in the visitation lists for 1694 as dealing in various oils and "draught wine".
The house was destroyed in the fire of 1711 but soon rebuilt. In 1843 the city took it over for demolition.


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