Tagged: Antonín Balšánek

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Náměstí Republiky 1090/5: Municipal House

The Municipal House (Obecní dům) was built between 1905 and 1912 on the site of the former Royal Court as an official centre for Czech social and cultural affairs. When an open competition for its design produced no...

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Vršovické náměstí 67/8: Civic Savings Bank

The art nouveau Občanská Záložna (Civic Savings Bank) in Vršovice dates from 1911 to 1912. The principal architect was Antonín Balšánek, whose name is grandly inscribed in the vestibule along with those of the supervising committee and the...

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Most Legií: Bridge of the Legions

These copper-domed turrets, recently restored, were originally toll-booths for the nine-span stone bridge constructed between 1898 and 1901 and named after the first emperor of Austria, Franz I. Designed by the architect Antonín Balšánek to replace an earlier...