Continuing on the subject of the construction of the Dutch-German temple of Livorno, the previously cited booklet contains a section about the expenses of the project. This document is clearly very interesting and we present it here. All amounts of money are expressed in Italian Lire (1867).

For buying the piece of land

31846,82

Loan expenses

967,36

Masonry works

64120,00

Stones and stone-cutter

22391,64

Wood, carpenter and cabinet-maker

21940,94

Marble and marble-cutter

4983,80

Blacksmith,  coppersmith and brazier

8320,56

Crystals, glassmaker, plumber and painter

4701,68

Painter-polisher and dyer

2635,00

Draper-upholsterer, decorator and organist

1350,00

Charities and gratifications

610,00

For charcoal-burner, cloths for curtains

489,39

Several small expenses

579,50

Dario Giacomelli’s fee

4340,00

GRAND-TOTAL

169276,69

Signed: C. SCHINTZ, chamberlain

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Considering an equivalent of about 4 Euros to 1 Italian Lira (1861), the construction of the Temple would have costed today around 700.000 Euros.

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