Category: historicist

Seifertova 32/3

Seifertova 32/3

This handsome end-of-row apartment block in neo-baroque style represents the western boundary of the suburb of Žižkov. Further along the same street, the main highway and railway lines make a savage cut through the centre of the city,...

Jilská 527/2 and Skořepka 527/1

Jilská 527/2 and Skořepka 527/1

This magnificent sgraffito on the theme of War and Peace is by the artist Mikoláš Aleš, whose distinctive murals of Czech legend and history turned the city into a living textbook at the end of the nineteenth century....

Václavské náměstí 832/19

Václavské náměstí 832/19

Currently the home of the H&M fashion store in Wenceslas Square, this grand neo-baroque building by Friedrich Ohmann and Osvald Polívka was at one time the headquarters of the Trieste-based insurers Assicurazioni Generali. Between 1 November 1907 and...

Francouzská 966/33

Outside the immediate centre of Prague, the experimentation with neo-baroque styling becomes, if anything, more extravagant and florid. Many turn-of-the-century apartments along Francouzská (France Street) are laden with deeply-recessed pediments and cartouches, filled with heavy swags and flourishes...

Na Královce 508/3

Na Královce 508/3

Dating from 1908, this fine neo-baroque apartment building presents its beautifully-proportioned facade to the quiet street of Na Královce, adjacent to the Grébovka Villa. Since 2011, this house has been home to the offices of The Prague Vitruvius.

Staroměstské náměstí 608/10

Staroměstské náměstí 608/10

‘Gules, a tower, triple-towered or, in the open gateway an arm in armour embowed fesseways holding in the hand a sword in bend sinister, all proper.’ The arms of the City of Prague appear on several houses in...

Charkovská 399/16

Charkovská 399/16

At the end of the nineteenth century, the demand for new housing led to an explosion of residential buildings beyond the traditional boundaries of the city. Charkovská (or as it was first known, Nerudova) twenty minutes from the...

Budečská 824/30

Neo-classical doorway in the elegant residential district of Vinohrady, appropriately bearing the Latin inscription ‘Welcome’. Once lying outide the city walls, Vinohrady is named after the vineyards which were planted here in the reign of Charles IV –...

Štěpánská 543/3: U Varhaníků

Štěpánská 543/3: U Varhaníků

This town house in Štěpánská (Saint Stephen’s Street) dates from 1873 and is the work of Václav Kaura and Alois Doubrava. Strongly inspired by Roman architecture, its neo-classical facade combines many elements that would have been familiar to...

Londýnská 255/5

Londýnská 255/5

A typical facade along the attractively tree-lined Londýnská (London Street), part of the residential district of Vinohrady. This particular example combines neoclassical elements and horizontal borders with vertical rondocubist motifs.