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Villa Mercedes in Nice
Villa Mercedes in Nice on famous Promenade des Anglais, 54. This is where Emil Jellinek (1853-1918) and his family, including his daughter Mercedes (1889 - 1929), spent the winter months at the turn of the century.
Villa Mercedes in Nice, ca. 1900
The family's main residence was in Baden, near Vienna. The Villa Mercedes was built in the mid-19th century. Shortly after the end of the Second World War it had to make way for a new building. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft delivered its first 35 hp Mercedes to Nice in December 1900; from Nice, after winning two races in 1901 the "Mercedes" brand set out on its triumphant career.
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