The mission home at Fürfanggasse 4 was purchased in November of 1960, shortly after the creation of the Austrian Mission on September 18, 1960. It served as both Mission Home (top floors) and Mission Office (ground floor). It also housed an apartment for some of the office elders (basement).
Fürfanggasse 4 continued to be Mission Home/Mission Office as the Mission name was changed twice in 1970: first to the "Austria Mission" and then to the "Austria Vienna Mission." It briefly served as two mission offices in 1987 when the mission was split to create the Austria Vienna East Mission (which had responsibility for the East Bloc countries that did not yet have their own missions). A few months later, the Austria Vienna East Mission was able to locate, and move to, its own office.
As the headquarters of the newly combined "Germany Munich/Austria Mission" is to be in Munich, Fürfanggasse 4 will presumably cease to function as the Mission Home/Mission Office as of July 1, 2002. Logic predicts that it will probably be sold.
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The mission home.
The stairs (down) from the mission home.
The stairs (up) to the mission home.
Lise (Moyes) Christiansen