Mine Theodore, French Heritage monument to Wittenheim

Discovered in 1904, the basin of extraction of famous Alsace fertilizer potash (sylvite Kcl, NaCl or potassium chloride), allowed the France during the interwar years the position of second largest producer. The headframe in the mine railway Theodore was built from 1957 to 1958 by architect y. lane to replace that of 1911 prepared by a German group during the initial sinking. It is representative of the second generation of the potassium basin headframes high after 1945.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Mine Theodore
Crédit photo : (Mine Theodore, wittenheim)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 116824
  • item : Mine Théodore
  • Location of the building :
    • Alsace
    • Haut-Rhin
    • Wittenheim
  • Address : 27 rue du Général-de-Gaulle
  • Place name : Mine Prince Eugène et Théodore
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 68376
  • Zip code of the municipality : 68270
  • Order in the communal list : 21
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : mine
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • mid 20th century
  • Year : 1957
  • Date of protection : 1995/08/17 : inscrit MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 1996/12/18

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Voir aussi notice PA68000045 (remise du matériel d'incendie du puits Théodore).
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :5 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • room
    • well
    • headframe
    • engine room
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : property of a private company 1995
  • Details : Tour d' extraction (y compris le bâtiment de la recette) et bâtiment des machines d' extraction (avec ses équipements) du chevalement du puits de mine (cad. 29 76) : inscription par arrêté du 17 août 1995
  • Mérimée reference : PA00135164

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