One of the most unusual buildings in Memmingen is called the Seven Roof House. It was built in the early XVII century by order of the town magistrate and the guild of tanners on the foundation of the XIII century house. Its roofs, hanging over each other, were earlier used to dry skins. The location was chosen specifically closer to the urban channel, because the manufacture needed a lot of water. Over time, the leather manufacture fell into disrepair, and the building was occupied by a tavern. In the middle of the XX century the house was restored and roomed a pharmacy which still works.