Convent of Dominican of the Virgin, said convent of Dominican Sylo, French Heritage monument to Selestat

Church in a capped vessel (currently intersected by ceilings)
* choir vaulted warheads
* Conventual building with a square floor first installation of sisters of the order of preachers in 1245
* in 1258 the Dominican convent of Sylo near Ribeauvillé took refuge in Sélestat
* After a fire which destroyed the convent in 1263 a new building rose from 1266 and 1275, and the Church is built around 1280
* completion in 1286
* the nuns are recruited from the local gentry
* they live partly a farm East of the convent
* during the thirty years war the convent is occupied by the Swedes
* in 1650 restoration and construction of stables and barn to the East of the enclosure
* at the end of the 17th century Sélestat magistrate ordered them to transfer part of their land for the construction of dwellings that have been sorely lacking at this time: they are building houses along the street of the hospital and on the cabbage market square
* a new entry is made on the street from the hospital with gate in 1720, the date of restoration of the ensemble of the convent
* in 1750 new furniture in the Church with baroque altars, statues of Christ and of the painful Virgin and organs by Silbermann. in 1792 the convent is closed, nuns are forced to leave, the furniture is sold at auction but the altars and the organ are not buyer
* in 1796 the monastery welcomes military casualties of the Fischerbach hospital
* in 1801 opening a chapel in the Conventual building
* in 1807 the hospital becomes the owner of the convent, with development of the Church: two floors are constructed in the choir, by the architect of the city Beck
* from 1828 to 1832 the nave is intersected by a ceiling for the creation of two rooms of military patients on the floor
* in 1842 installation of a chapel on the ground floor of the old church with creation of a transverse corridor and construction of a staircase to the floor, according to the project of the architect of the city Ramirez
* the works are completed in 1845 with a new direct entry from the street
* in 1851 creation of a cantonal hospital. work in 1907 (coverage of the Creek and expansion of the kitchen), in 1913 construction of a new building North of the enclosure by Wagner, technical officer of the city
* in 1927 raised a floor to the West with pediment sculpted by Victor Will the arms of the former Hospital of Fischerbach
* renovation of the buildings of the hospital in 1980

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Convent of Dominican of the Virgin, said convent of Dominican Sylo
Crédit photo : (Convent of Dominican of the Virgin, said convent of Dominican Sylo, selestat)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 111354
  • item : Couvent de dominicaines de la Vierge, dit couvent des dominicaines de Sylo
  • Location of the building :
    • Alsace
    • Bas-Rhin
    • Sélestat
  • Address : rue de l'Hôpital
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 67462
  • Zip code of the municipality : 67600
  • Order in the communal list : 25
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : convent
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Investigation : 1993
  • Date taken into account : 1995/06/22

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • coating
    • brick
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 3 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'ribbed vault'
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • 1 vessel
  • Stairs : 3 types of stairs have been cataloged in this monument, stairs are of type :
    • in frame
    • staircase
    • staircase to return
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'sculpture'
  • Representation :
    • the only ornament listed is 'arms'
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Remarkable elements : cloître
  • Constituent areas : 2 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • enclosure
    • church
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 2 successive uses. :
    • nursing home
    • saint-hospital quirin

Other

  • Other : 3 various other information are available
    • subject type support: keystones
    • subject type crowns of foliage
    • support type pediment of the building earlier public property
  • Author of the survey MH : Scheurer Marie-Philippe
  • Mérimée reference : IA00124590

The complete official record is available at Région Alsace - Service de l'Inventaire du Patrimoine culturelPalais du Rhin - 2 Place de la République 67000 Strasbourg - 03.88.15.38.31

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Convent of Dominican of the Virgin, said convent of Dominican Sylo, French Heritage monument to Selestat. Picture of Sélestophile
Couvent de dominicaines de la Vierge, dit couvent des dominicaines de Sylo, selestat
Sélestophile says of the history of this building :

En passe d'être vendu pour faire des appartements privés.

Cet ancien monastère de Dominicaines es une enclave de paix et de beauté au coeur de la vieille ville de Sélestat. Transformé ensuite en maison de retraite, il a été laissé à l'abandon. 

Convent of Dominican of the Virgin, said convent of Dominican Sylo, French Heritage monument to Selestat. Picture of Sélestophile
Couvent de dominicaines de la Vierge, dit couvent des dominicaines de Sylo, selestat
Description of this building by Sélestophile :

le cloître


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