Saturday, April 16, 2011

508. Domazlice, Sokolovna



Dear Alena,

This is the old Sokol building in Domazlice. The Sokol
movement was an important Slavic youth organization
founded in Prague by Miroslav Tyrs and Jindrich Fugner.
Although primarily focused on gymnastics, the
organization was also a forum venue for the spread of
Czech nationalist ideologies. Domazlice was also an
important nationalist center until the WWII. In 1939 a
large Czech protest demonstration against the German
occupation took place on this beautiful town.The
architect of this little functionalist gem, that I doubt if
still standing, is also unknown but might be architect
Otakar Novotny who built at least two more Sokol
halls in 1910 and 1912.
Please let me know if you gather more information about
this superb building.

Best regards.
R

2 comments:

  1. Hi there, it still exist - but there was a major extension in 50´s and the building is not that purisic anymore.
    See here the map: http://www.mapy.cz/#d=firm_188384_1&t=s&x=12.924516&y=49.442148&z=19&l=15

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  2. Thank you for the information.
    Best regards,
    R

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