Praunheim (Frankfurt am Main)
Praunheim is a district or Stadtteil of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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. It is part of the Ortsbezirk Mitte-West, and is subdivided into 5 Stadtbezirke.

It is located along the North bank of the river Nidda
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 and composed of two settlements: to the East, old Praunheim, a typical Hessian village with a central commercial street and, to the West, the Praunheim Settlement, one of the major public and private projects designed by Frankfurt's housing director, Ernst May
Ernst May
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. The settlement comprises 1500 residences, was built from 1926 through 1929, and was part of May's internationally recognized housing effort.

Notable residents of Praunheim have included the jazz
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 trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff
Albert Mangelsdorff
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, his brother, the saxophonist Emil Mangelsdorff
Emil Mangelsdorff
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, the film maker Rosa von Praunheim
Rosa von Praunheim
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