We have found a connection to one of the most famous German Christmas songs and our building. Johannes Daniel Falk, father of Gabrielle Saeltzer (wife of our architect,) writer, poet (friend of Schiller and Goethe) and founder of the youth social work movement has been credited along with Johann Gottfried Herder for this song. As the story goes a Sicilian orphan boy started to sing this folk song at Christmas night at the Falks’ home. The Falk family have opened their house as shelter to orphaned children after the devastating Napoleonic wars.