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Custor-Haus in Eschenbach
In the year 1769, Josef Anton Custor acquired the sinecure of the Eschenbach parish church. It was here that he had the decorative country house built that still exists, nearly unchanged, today. He wrote a chronicle about the construction of this house, telling us that the wood was cut in 1770 and on March 27, 1771, the house was built "with whole studs, without timbers", but three days later it collapsed. The house was then "successfully built, with cut off studs and timbers, in the week before and after Bartholomew on three different days in the same year 1771".

The Custor-Haus has had a history of ups and downs. Frequent change of ownership, the division into two halves, sale of the surrounding land and poor upkeep all contributed to ruining the once "most beautiful house in the country" (Custor). After the purchase of the historic building was turned down by the people, in spite of its fair price, in 1969, the Geberit AG saved the day at the last minute. Almost 40 years later, in 2007, the Custor-Haus now belongs to Eschenbach. In an official act on July 9, 2007, the historic Custor-Haus was sold by Geberit AG to the town of Eschenbach.

The Custor-Haus has had a history of ups and downs. Frequent change of ownership, the division into two halves, sale of the surrounding land and poor upkeep all contributed to ruining the once "most beautiful house in the country" (Custor).
After the purchase of the historic building was turned down by the people, in spite of its fair price, in 1969, the Geberit AG saved the day at the last minute. Almost 40 years later, in 2007, the Custor-Haus now belongs to Eschenbach. In an official act on July 9, 2007, the historic Custor-Haus was sold by Geberit AG to the town of Eschenbach.




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