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The substation on Universitätsring is one of Halle’s smaller substations. It was built in the late 1920s, during the expansion of the power grid.
The flat-roofed building is situated at a crossroads which has something of the character of a square. Head of municipal planning Wilhelm Jost built it set back a little way to the east, sideways on to Universitätsring where it is clearly and impressively visible.
The substation is built in brick and faced with bands of limestone in various widths and colours.
Originally, the substation also housed public lavatories, a first-aid post, a kiosk and a telephone booth. The city’s first synchronous clock, made by AEG, hung above the kiosk, on two sides of the building, and is still there today.