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Widtmann House I

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Category: Houses in the Square

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 485/2

 
 
 

Widtmann House I

The house is named after the merchant family of the Widtmanns, who operated their shops on the premises and reconstructed the neighbouring two houses situated to the north into the first wholesale store with textile goods in 1891. In 1850, the current single property No. 485 was only a narrow addition in Jakubská Street, while the forefront of the much larger adjoining house No. 486 faced the square. Its merger with the smaller addition was emphasized by the Neo-Baroque facade completed in 1892.Even though an official reconstruction was launched between 1956 and 1962, actual repairs were carried out on the house only in 1964. At that time, the original plans for the reconstruction of historical structures were substituted by standardized tenement buildings built of panel blocks. Thus, an illustrative example of the encounter of two inconsiderate approaches to the historical heritage of the town may be seen at the corner of the square and Židovská Street. We may see an awkwardly pompous structure of the former savings bank from 1885 and, on the opposite side, a markedly arrogant conversion of houses No. 485/6 from 1966, which destroyed its historicist Neo-Baroque facade from 1892.

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

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 485/2

 

Pictures

Widtmann House I around 1900

Widtmann House I around 1900

Widtmann House I around 1920

Widtmann House I around 1920

 
Widtmann House I in 1956

Widtmann House I in 1956

Widtmann House I in 1966

Widtmann House I in 1966

Widtmann House I in 1968

Widtmann House I in 1968

 
Widtmann House I. Facade 1979

Widtmann House I. Facade 1979

Widtmann House I in 1999

Widtmann House I in 1999

Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

 
Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

 
Widtmann House I. 2013

Widtmann House I. 2013

 

 
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