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Adolf-Raupenstrauch-Gasse, named on October 18, 1979 after Gustav Adolf Raupenstrauch.

Gustav Raupenstrauch, son of a pastor, studied pharmacy at the University of Vienna. He worked as a department head at the chemical test station and the food research institute in Wiesbaden. He developed Lysol in 1889. For this he used raw carbolic acid, a mixture of phenol and isomeric methylphenols, which are obtained from coal and beech tar. In combination with potash lubricating soap, he was able to produce the water-soluble agent, which was patented in the same year. In 1890 he moved to the newly founded company Schülke & Mayr in Hamburg, which concentrated on the production of Lysol.

The “Pressehaus” (19th, Muthgasse 2) can be seen from Adolf-Raupenstrauch-Gasse. The 18-story office building, built from 1961-1963, was a project by Fritz P. Molden, then publisher of the daily newspaper Die Presse. It was realized according to the plans of Johannes Wickenburg and Hermann Kompolschek.

Today, the press house is still dominated by the media, especially by the Mediaprint publishing house with the Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s largest daily newspaper.