Greiß, Otto

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Greiß, Otto Gender: M
Otto Hermann Wilhelm Greiss
born on 30 October 1876 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°57' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°01'

Otto Greiß (Water tower he designed in Mönchengladbach)


German architect and construction official whose works include the design of the water tower in Mönchengladbach (1907-1909).

Otto Greiß was the son of the Frankfurt architectural painter Gustav Greiß (1825-1896), his older brother was the architect Eugen Greiß (1856-1925). He studied in Berlin from 1895 to 1897 and passed his preliminary examination, then at the Technical University of Stuttgart and the TH Darmstadt, where in 1901 he passed his first major exam in building. After military service in 1901-1902 he entered the Hessian civil service and passed his second major exam in 1905. He first worked in Mainz and Hamburg, and from 1907 to 1923 was Stadtbaurat in Mönchengladbach, and from 1911 also an associate of the city. In this role, he was responsible for the planning and execution of numerous urban buildings, such as the water tower.

In 1927 he founded a studio for architecture, urban planning and construction consulting with offices in Mönchengladbach and Wanne-Eickel. After the war, he was once again briefly Stadtbaurat in Mönchengladbach. An urban development plan started by him remained unfinished due to his death on 4 November 1945 at the age of 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Construction official)