Praha: Obecní Dům

Country: Czech Republic (Česká Republika)
City: Praha (Prag)
Location: Náměstí republiky 5

[Municipal House]

Built 1905-1912 by Antonín Balsanek and Osvald Polívka, replacing an academy building and Saint Vojtech's church. Paintings by Mikolas Ales, Vaclav Jansa, Alfons Mucha, Jakub Obrovský, Jan Preisler, Josef Wenig, Karel Spillar, Max Svabinský, Josef Ullman, František Ženíšek. Sculptures by Josef Maratka, Josef Václav Myslbek, Karel Novak, Ladislav Saloun, František Uprka, Bohumil Kafka and Čeněk Vosmík. The complex contains a café, a restaurant, shops, several function rooms, and a concert hall. Officially opened 22 Nov 1912. 1994-1997 major renovation.

Concert Hall "Smetanova Síň" (also known as "Smetanův Sál"), named in honour of the Czech composer, Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884). Home to the "Symfonický orchestr hl. M. Prahy FOK" (Prague Symphony Orchestra). 1140 seats.

Links: www.obecnidum.cz, www.fok.cz, Wikipedia

Praha: Obecni Dum Picture: left: Powder Tower, right: Obecni Dům entrance
Reverse Text: "Praha, Prasná brána - Praga, Gorochovaya dashnya - Prague Powder Tower"
Publisher: VKKV; 5002-26
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Praha: Obecni Dum Reverse Text: "Praha, Obecní dům u Prashe Veze - Sál Smetanův"
Publisher: Minerva, Praha
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Praha/Prag to Wien (Austria), 1913

Praha: Obecni Dum Reverse Text: "Praha, Mésto Hudby. Obecní dům - Smetanova síň. Obshestvenny dom - Zal im. Smetany. Repräsentationshaus - Smetana-Sall, Municipal House - Smetana Hall, Maison Municipale - Salle Smetana" [sic!]
Publisher: Vydavatelství Press-Foto, Praha; SOm 1560/5 77806 00-489
Size: Modern
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Praha: Obecni Dum Reverse Text: "Praha, Obecní dům hl. m. Prahy a Prasná brana - Prag, Das Gemeindehaus der Hauptstadt Prag und der Puverturm - Prague, The Municipal House of the capital city of Prague and the Powder Tower - Prague Le Palais municipal de la capitale Prague et la Tour Poudričre - Praga, Il Palazzo municipale della capitale Praga e la Torre delle polveri"
Publisher: Nakladatelství Artfoto, Praha
Size: Modern
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Praha: Obecni Dum Front Text: "Prague"
Reverse Text: "Praha, Obecní dům - Prague, Municipal House"
Publisher: Nakladatelství Baset; 122
Size: 21.0 x 10.3 cm
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