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• The house in lloda, Saxe-Altenbnrg, where Dr Johann Faust, the famous magician and soothsayer of legendary fame, was born toward tho last quarler of the fifteenth century was knocked down to a> Native junk dealer for 25d0l the other day, and is now being dismantled. The building had almost fallen to pieces from age, and in order that it might not fall down the municipal fathers of the little town ordered its immediate demolition. This historic structure stands, or stood until quite rocently, on a rocky eminence near the Jenaisches Thor .(city gate). It is a frame building, very rickety, and has been extensively repaired. There is a lfgeud that it dates back to the year 1450 or 1460, as do many other buildings of Roda. That Fauat saw the light in one of its dingy rooms, with floors of trampled earth and. tiny windows in leaden frainee, is attested by several authentic statements in the town chronicle and aho in the 'Faust Bucb,' print> d in 1587, from which all later writers on the Faust legend quote and which is their chief authority. Berlin letter. ' ;

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FAUST'S BIRTHPLACE SOLD., Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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FAUST'S BIRTHPLACE SOLD. Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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