Budapest Architects around 1930: Herman Ginczler (1899-1961)
Topics: Introduction * Career * Mengl, Ferenc(z) * Interesting facts * Impressions of Julius * Buildings designed in Budapest
* Update August 12, 2011: contact with family (William Veres) of Herman Ginczler: he survived the Holocaust. Moved via Szwitserland to the United Kingdom and died in 1961 in London. Julius hopes soon to extend the information about this architect!
These buildings are not all marked with the name of Ginczler but with the name of the builder: Mengl, Ferenc (z) epit√∂mester. His name is written in two ways. These buildings are provisionally listed separately below, until it is clear whether Herman Ginczler is indeed the architect of these buildings.
* Like many of his colleagues, also Herman Ginczler was from Jewish origin;
* His first name is on the Internet is also displayed as Hermann.
Use of stone (or bricks) on the ground floor of a building in of his buildings from the period 1933-1935 is a recurring element in many of his designs. The similarities of the buildings designed by Ginczler on the Tatra utca, Heged√ľs Gyula utca and Hollan Ern√∂ utca in the XIII. District are striking. Not all buildings are signed by him, but are unmistakably Ginczler, where there is a pattern of a signed building, and also an unsigned building. But if you are familiar with his style you'll recognize them immediatly.
The amount of buildings which were designed by Herman Ginczler in a very short time especially in the XIV. and XIII. district, indicates that he had much esteem in the Jewish world in these parts of Budapest or he had many contacts: Designing at least 30 buildings over a period of four years in two districts is not common.
Very different in style is the building at the XI. M√≥ricz Zsigmond k√∂rt√©r 11-12. On the first look it seems to be one building, but if you look closely you will see the differences and the apartments are designed by different architects, both of Jewish as non Jewish origin. Also several buildings in the XIV. district are different in style.
The Herman Ginczler look a like buildings in the VIII. and XII. district, but which not bear his name, but of the builder Mengl, Ferenc (z), do need further investigations.
Nowadays you still can find the following buildings designed by Herman Ginczler:
1929 - VI. Hajos utca 43: lak√≥h√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 43c: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 43d: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 43e: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 43f: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 45a: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 45b: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 75a: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Erzs√©bet Kir√°lyn√© √ļtja 75b: lakoh√°z
1931 - XIV. Nagy Lajos Kir√°ly √ļtja 216: lakoh√°z
1932 - XIV. Nagy Lajos Kir√°ly √ļtja 193: lakoh√°z
1932 - XIII. Becsi utca 93: lakoh√°z
1932 - XIII. B√≥kay J√°nos utca 50: lakoh√°z
1932 - XIV. Rona utca 213: lak√≥h√°z
1933 - XIII. B√≥kay J√°nos utca 48: lakoh√°z
1933 - XIII. Tatra utca 31: lakoh√°z
1933 - XIII. Tatra utca 33: lak√≥h√°z
1933 - XIII. Tatra utca 34: lak√≥h√°z
1933 - XIII. Tatra utca 36: lak√≥h√°z
1933 - XIII. Tatra utca 40: lak√≥h√°z
1934 - XIII. Hollan Ern√∂ utca 6: lakoh√°z
1934 - XIII. Hollan Ern√∂ utca 12: lakoh√°z
1934 - XIII. Hollan Ern√∂ utca 14 / Kantona J√≥zsef utca 20: lakoh√°z
1934 - XIII. Hollan Ern√∂ utca 33: lak√≥h√°z
1934 - XIII. Poszonyi utca 13: lakoh√°z (date around)
1934 - XIII. Poszonyi utca 11: lakoh√°z (date around)
1934 - XIII. Pannonia utca 46b: lak√≥h√°z
1934 - XIII. Heged√ľs Gyula utca 22: lak√≥h√°z
1934 - XIII. Poszonyi utca 5: lakoh√°z (together with B√©la Borbely)
1935 - XIII. Balzac utca 28: lakoh√°z
1935 - XIII. Tatra utca 29: lak√≥h√°z
1935 - II. F√∂ utca 69: lakoh√°z
1935 - XI. M√≥ricz Zsigmond k√∂rt√©r 11-12: berh√°z
? - VIII. Somogyi B√©la utca 24: lak√≥h√°z (together with N. Morbitzer)
? - XIII. Poszonyi utca 49: lakoh√°z
? - XIII. Poszonyi utca 56: lakoh√°z
Buildings signed "Mengl Ferenc(z) √©pit√∂mester"
? - VIII. Sal√©trom utca 2b en 2c: lak√≥h√°z
? - VIII. Vadjahunyad utca 17: lak√≥h√°z
? - VIII. Vadjahunyad utca 27: lak√≥h√°z
? - XII. Varosmajor utca 19b: lak√≥h√°z
? - XII. Kl√©h Istv√°n utca 4: lak√≥h√°z
(List subject to change!)