The House of K.J. Erben

Architect: není znám

Year of completion: 1935

Karel Jaromír Erben was born in Miletín, but he spent most of his life in Prague, where he eventually passed away in a house called U Tří tykví (At the Three Pumpkins) in the Old Town. The first mentions of the building date back to the second half of the 14th century, but its appearance is attributed to a Baroque reconstruction in 1705. The current structure is an unconventional replica of the original house, which was demolished in 1932 and replaced a few years later with a new building faithfully imitating the original facade. The house is adorned with a late Baroque statue of St. Hubert with a deer, which has led to the nickname “House U Jelena” (At the Deer). The facade also features a memorial plaque honoring the national revivalist and writer Karel Jaromír Erben, who is known for his famous poetry collection Kytice (The Bouquet). He resided here during the last three years of his life until 1870.

Michalská 440/11, 110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město
Michalská 440/11, 110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město

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