The construction of the Villa Merländer as a residential building
With the "Villa Merländer" the capable merchant created a time-out paradise for himself: Designed by the architect Friedrich Kühnen, Merländer moved into his private residence on Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in 1925. With the beginning of the NS era, hostilities began: Merländer was not only of Jewish descent but also homosexual. Already in 1933 his persecution began. In 1938 the merchant had to give up his business and his possessions were confiscated.