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Kájovská No. 64

Kájovská no. 64, overview Location:
Kájovská No. 64

Description of the Building:
A two-storey house on a sloping ground with a roof crest parallel with the street and an assymetrical front divided by four window axes. Between the windows on the first floor is a mural of Immaculata in a medallion. Under the outer-most layer of plaster are two more layers of letter type sgraffito. On the ground floor, on the right hand side in the main front of the building, there is situated a rectangular portal with ears and a moulded epistyle dated 1675. The rear elevation of the house is flat with terraces above the first floor and partly also above the second floor. The layout of the ground and first floors is represented by a lateral two-aisle. Rooms on the first floor are vaulted with cross vaults in the front part situated in the street direction, and with barrel vaults in the rear part of the building. During the reconstruction in 1995 there were found carved Rennaissance joist ceilings on the first floor. The original town wall, still preserved, runs through the house.

Architectural and Historical Development:
The house was built on land parcels No. 64 and 65 in the Gothic period. The parcels were separated in1675, according to the archival resources. The ground floor constructions of the house are mostly originally Gothic. The Rennaissance interference can be seen on the facade of the house where sgraffitos were found. The sgraffito decoration ends above the first floor. Between 1672 and 1674 the house was rebuilt in early Baroque style. During reconstruction from 1765 - 82 one floor was added. The house obtained its final extent in 1901, when a dependency was built in the back, abutting on the moat wall. Further reconstructions were carried out in 1928 and in the years 1953 - 54. In 1995 the house was completely reconstructed.

Significant Architectural Features:
We can see renovated carved Rennaissance joist ceilings on the first floor of the house, facing Kájovská street. On the facade there is a medallion with a mural of Immaculata.

Kájovská no.  64, medaillon on the facade

History of the House Residents:
At the beginning of the 16th century the house was a property of a tanner Michal Hoz. The family of Hoz kept the house to 1535, when they sold it to a draper Pavel. At the beginning of the 1560s the house was bought by a copper-smith Jiří Schwarzenberger. Some time after his death the widow Magdalena sold it to her brother-in-law David Ott. David Ott worked at the castle of Český Krumlov in 1606, for which he made an ornamental gate. Even in the 1620s we can find craftsmen in the house, who worked for the Krumlov court. In 1636 David Ott fell in debt and had to mortgage the house. From 1640 a draper Gottfried Hoffman lived there, followed by a stationer Kryštof Persch in 1657. He supplied paper to the authorities at the castle of Český Krumlov. From 1672 the house belonged to a strapmaker Vojtěch Dobesi, who sold a part of it four years later to a court cooper Filip Skorunka. He rebuilt it into a new inhabitable house (presently Kájovská No. 65). From 1698 - 1782 a baker´s trade was run in the house and there was a bread shop situated here. A draper Josef Beneš obtained it in 1782 and lived there until the beginning of the 19th century.

Present Use:
On the upper floors are flats and a Mini hotel Abraka
Pub U Josefa