Architecture

Conrad Schick was self-tought as architect. Whithout any other education then the one at Korntal he made the blueprint for quite a few 19th century Jerusalem buildings. His houses was made up of thick lime-stone walls, enough to keep the heat out during summer and keep it warm during the cold nights of wintertime.

From his wery first drawing he picked up traditional Arabian elements like arches and cupolas and mixed them with more European forms used outdoors as well as indoors.He was also consequent in using the local limestone from Jerusalem for his buildings, with now exception!

He Was talent of making three dimensional drawings. Parallel to his work as an architect he made a number of geometrical maps of the Jerusalem vicinity, as well often shown in three dimensions.

Some elements came back in his drawings, one is the use of a round window central on the top of the facade.

A list of buildings and projects that have connection with Dr Conrad Schick

The Lutheran Guest house at St Mark St, close to Redeemer Church 1860
Schneller Orphanage 1861
Sanatorium, Ha-Neviim 1863
Mamilla asylum for leprosy in 1867
Thalita Kumi at King George St 1868
St Paul´s Anglican Chapel at Rehov Ha-Neviim 1873
Mea Shearim, Shicks plan, established 1874
Silwan asylum for leprosy in 1875
Jesus Hilfe, Leprosy Hospital in Talbiyeh 1887
Ethiopian Church, cornerstone 1887
Beit Tavor, Schicks own residence, built 1882-1889
Bukharian neighbourhood about 1890
German Deaconess Hospital 1894

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