Photographer's Note

This is the oldest still preserved house in the small Austrian village Partenen, situated in the uppermost Montafon valley in the state Vorarlberg - in an altitude of 1050 metres. In this at that time tiny and absolutely remote village Franz Joseph Rudigier was born on April 7th, 1811. In 1831 he joined the seminary of Brixen, today Province of Bolzano, Italy. On April 12th, 1835 he was ordained and later on he even became a teacher of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. and Apostolic King of Hungary.
In December 1852 the emperor nominated him bishop of Linz on Danube river - confirmed by pope Pius IX in 1853.

Seeing this birthplace - I think - it's amazing that he initiated the construction of Linz cathedral in 1855. You can see it HERE.

By the way, this house is built in the typical architectural style of Montafon valley. Here at first lived Rhaeto-Romanic people who built their houses out of stones. In 13th and 14th century Walser people from Switzerland, who built their houses out of timber, immigrated. By and by a hybrid form was generated - the kitchen with the fireplace, the cooker, was built out of stone whereas the rest of the houses was built out of timber.
You can see it in workshop photo which shows this house from the other side.

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