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The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building

Year of construction: 1900

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Category: Houses in the Pedestrian Zone

Address: Májová 36, čp. 71

 
 
 

The small house with semi-framed barn of the Kraus family used to stand in the place of the “Chebská eskomptní společnost” (Cheb Discount Company). The last owner, Martin Kraus, sold the plot including the buildings to the Cheb Discount Company, unlimited liability company, in June 1899. It built its banking and residential building here in the coming years. The three-floor building is one of the late evidences of fairly good quality Neo-Renaissance architecture in the town. Its representative character is further underlined especially by a slightly receding quoin crowned by a monumental dome besides the massive pitch-faced ground floor. The third floor was designed in a rather loose manner in an attempt to lighten the building since there was a lack of order of architecture. In 1922 the Cheb company became part of the “Central bank of German savings institutions in Czechoslovakia” and in 1937 of the monetary institution “Kreditanstalt der Deutschen”. After World War II the building was transferred into the ownership of the “Okresní spořitelna a záložna” (Regional savings and credit bank) in Cheb, and later the “Státní spořitelna” (State savings bank) in Cheb. The “Česká spořitelna a. s.” (Czech Savings Company) resides in the building now. 

Authors of the text: Zbyněk Černý - Karel Halla - Hana Knetlová

 

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Literature:

Zbyněk Černý - Karel Halla - Hana Knetlová, Que procedit. Historie pěší zóny v Chebu / Geschichte der Fussgängerzone in Eger / History of the Pedestrian Zone in Cheb, Town of Cheb 2010, p. 94-95.

 

Owners

  • 1899 “Egerer Escompte Gesellschaft, Gen. m. ub. H.”
  • 1922 “Centralbank der deutschen Sparkassen in der Čsl. Republik”
  • 1937 “Kreditanstalt der Deutschen, e. G. m. b. H.”
  • 1950 “Okresní spořitelna a záložna” in Cheb
  • 1953 “Státní spořitelna” in Cheb
 

Design

Carl Haberzettl 

 

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

 

Contact Information

Address: Májová 36, čp. 71

 

Pictures

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The original buildings on the corner of Májová and Svobody streets. The small house of Martin Kraus which had to make space for the building of the “Chebská eskomptní společnost”. Photo by J. Haberzettl, 1899, SOkA Cheb.

The original buildings on the corner of Májová and Svobody streets. The small house of Martin Kraus which had to make space for the building of the “Chebská eskomptní společnost”. Photo by J. Haberzettl, 1899, SOkA Cheb.

The Kraus family homestead. Photo by J. Haberzettl, 1899, SOkA Cheb.

The Kraus family homestead. Photo by J. Haberzettl, 1899, SOkA Cheb.

 
The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

 
The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

The “Chebská eskomptní společnost” building 2013

 

 
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