Relief on the Lodgers HomeNext to the Resurrection Church, in an architectonic ensemble meanwhile under preservation order, is the last “Ledigenwohnheim” in Europe. It was built in 1926, visible by close inspection of the relief to the right, and was meant as a means to fight the increasing cheapest variant of lodging, where sleeping facilities where rented out only for hours a day. The citizens feared the immorality and growing numbers of illegitimate offsprings and tried to offered the poor workers room for reasonable price, but only single persons were admitted. Why a rooster was chosen as symbol for this “Ledigenheim” I can’t explain, especially as in this Lodgers Home women were off limits.

Lodgers Home, Munich

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