The most respected citizens of Görlitz used to live in highly representative aisled houses. Their wealth was based on the trade with all kinds of wool cloth, Walking down the Petersstrasse and along the Untermarkt (Lower Market) with its aisled houses the visitor is startled by the devil on the gable of the house at Untemarkt 2. The head is carved from on of the wooden beams projecting from the gable. The beam is part of a lifting block used as an effort-saving means to transport the wares to the storerooms in the upper storeys of the house.