MAP OF BONN, 1773This city map of 1773, presumably a taxation register, provides a detailed view of the streets and buildings of Bonn together with their house numbers. In Bonngasse (Bonn Alley) we can see the Jesuit Church (today’s Name-Jesu-Kirche) standing opposite the Jesuit Latin School (Gymnasium). Beethoven’s birth house has the number 363. The neighbouring house, no. 364 (Im Mohren), was the home of Beethoven’s godmother Gertrud Baum. Nikolaus Simrock, his colleague in the court chapel and later his publisher, lived in the corner building no. 351 at the entrance to Bonngasse.
Reproduced with the kind permission of Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hauptstaatsarchiv Duisburg.