Inauguration of the “Hall of Fame” in honor of Emperor Wilhelm I and Emperor Frederick III on today’s Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Built according to plans by Erdmann Hartig, head of the Barmen School of Arts and Crafts. The new building presented itself to the city of Barmen with an entrance front defined by a portico of columns, behind which opened a hall with more columns and a magnificent dome. The interior had several rooms, including its own municipal library and, on the upper floor, the Kunstverein’s art gallery.