Gessner, Franz, b. Valaške Klobouky, Czech Republic (then Wallachisch-Klobouk), Sept. 15, 1879; d. Vienna, May 3, 1975, architect; brother of Hubert Gessner. Studied under O. Wagner, worked in the studio of his brother Hubert G. from 1907-1912, then planned apartment buildings reminiscent of municipal housing projects in Vienna on his own.
Works#reinforced concrete building of Warchalowski, Eissler & Co., Vienna's 16th district, 1918-1920; outdoor swimming pool in Gmunden, 1927; building with apartments and offices, Vienna's 3rd district, Petrusgasse no. 1, 1927/28;.apartment building, Vienna´s 4th district, Operngasse no. 23-25, 1936.
Literature#M. Pozzetto, Die Schueler Otto Wagners, 1980; F. Czeike, Historisches Lexikon Wien, 5 vols., 1992-1997.