Today, residential buildings from the Gründerzeit are still characterise entire streets, or even districts. These Gründerzeit houses, built between the turn of the century and 1918, are the most characteristic of old inner-city buildings. In many cases, these quarters are now among the most preferred residential locations. Spacious layouts, high ceilings, and the elaborate stucco with which the houses are decorated make them particularly sought-after. This was not always the case. It was once common practice to tear down the Gründerzeit architecture, and to replace it with new buildings. Only in the 1970s could the demolition be stopped, and careful refurbishment of the remaining building fabric began. Today, many of the buildings are protected as listed buildings.
Förderung durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi). Förderkennzeichen: 0329750S. German Edition: Gebäude sanieren - Gründerzeithäuser.