He was born in Bitz, Württemberg, Germany in 1822, studied in Korntal and Basel and moved to Jerusalem 24 years old.
Conrad Schick became well-known as the city architect of the 1900-century Jerusalem, as well as a famous member and expert of a great number of archaeological projects but also author of many articles about Palestine, mainly published in the London-based Palestine Exploration Quarterly – PEF as well as the German Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins – ZDPV, printed in Leipzig.
He is also remembered as builder of a great number of meticulous models, primarly about the Holy Sepulchre and the Temple Mount or the Haram Al Sharif in Jerusalem, models shown in many places as pedagogical tools telling the story about both past and present buildings.
For many, like me, he is the builder of the most famous house of Jerusalem “Beit Tavor”, his own residence at HaNeviim 58 in Jerusalem – the Street of the Prophets. This wonderful house today host the Swedish Theological Institute – STI and also the local parish of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.