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Gabler House

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Category: Houses in the Square

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 507/6

 
 
 

Gabler’s House

With its articulate and richly decorated Rococo facade, the house belongs among the most valuable examples of an 18th century, Late Baroque conversion. The originally Late Gothic house along with neighbouring houses was acquired by the Jesuits in 1657 who wanted to rebuild them into a college. Nevertheless, the construction was never executed and the only remnant of the original decorations is the relief above the entrance with the figure of the Virgin Mary and a chronogram indicating the date 1662. In the mid 18th century, the house received its well-preserved Rococo facade distinguished by delicate decorations with rocaille ornaments and an allegory of the four seasons. Rococo murals were uncovered in the interiors on the first floor and a fragment of a Late Gothic fresco on the second floor. At the turn of the 18th and 19th century, the property was in the possession of alderman Anton Gabler. Thanks to Gabler's voluminous library and a large music collection, the house became a popular cultural salon of the town’s high society.

 

Accessible to the public only during operating hours of the businesses residing here. 

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 507/6

 

Pictures

Gabler House in 1900

Gabler House in 1900

Gabler House around 1940

Gabler House around 1940

Gabler House in 1946

Gabler House in 1946

 
Gabler House in 1956

Gabler House in 1956

Gabler House in 1958

Gabler House in 1958

Gabler House in 1962

Gabler House in 1962

 
Gabler House, facade 1979

Gabler House, facade 1979

Gabler House in 1998

Gabler House in 1998

Gabler House. Portal around 1920

Gabler House. Portal around 1920

 
Gabler House. Portal in 1951

Gabler House. Portal in 1951

Gabler House. Portal in 1998

Gabler House. Portal in 1998

Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

 
Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

 
Gabler House 2013

Gabler House 2013

 

 
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