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Town Armoury

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Category: Significant Public Buildings

Address: Hradební

 
 
 

Town Armoury

Construction Yard

1490: The town purchases two town houses in order to convert them into a carpenter shop.

1551-1552: The town acquires two additional town houses for the construction of an armoury.

1700: The armoury is reconstructed into a service yard with corn lofts.

The three-wing complex has a wide oblong yard in the middle. The rear wing has a nice wooden dormer window with a goods lift and a moderately articulated Gothic portal with a broken arch. Another wooden dormer window used for goods has been preserved in the three-storey roof of the prolonged transverse wing along with an old wooden structure with carved pillars inside the building.

The front section of the house facing the street is the old armoury (the date in the forefront is 1551). The small windows with a vaulted arch on the ground floor are probably a remnant of the original building. The tall three-storey roof and the high gable with a garret and vaulted dormer windows used for goods were added during the reconstruction carried out in the 1700s. The old round portal facing Hradební Street was removed, as was the old wall with a broken-arch portal, which had enclosed the complex.

(Kunst 1992, 597)

 

This building is not accessible to the public. 

 

Contact Information

Address: Hradební

 

Pictures

Construction yard. Armoury in 1871. Drawing by Kitzler

Construction yard. Armoury in 1871. Drawing by Kitzler

Construction yard. Armoury in 1947

Construction yard. Armoury in 1947

Construction yard. View towards garret around 1888

Construction yard. View towards garret around 1888

 
Construction yard. View towards garret around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Construction yard. View towards garret around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Construction yard in the 1900s. J. Haberzettl

Construction yard in the 1900s. J. Haberzettl

Construction yard. View towards garret in 2000

Construction yard. View towards garret in 2000

 
Construction yard. Aerial view 1927

Construction yard. Aerial view 1927

Construction yard. Ground plan of administrative building

Construction yard. Ground plan of administrative building

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

 
Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

 
Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

Town Armoury 2013

 
 

 
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