Monday, 2 November 2015

August Haackert, Gustrow

A couple of warehouses are still standing near Güstrow train station, between the aptly-named Speicherstraße (Warehouses Street) and the railway tracks 

One of these belonged to coal merchant August Haackert. The building dates probably from the late 19th or early 20th century and was used to store coal and building materials. Following the fall of the Wall, it was used briefly to store cereals.

Aug. Haackert
Kohlen     Baustoffe     Eisen
[Coal     Building Materials     Iron]

After years of decay, the Haackert warehouse, which is listed, has been recently restored and houses nowadays the "Physiotherapie im Speicher" practice.

Since these photos were taken the windows and the roof have been replaced and the ghost sign given a new coat of paint.

Location: off Speicherstraße, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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