Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday's House Insignia of the Day Revealed - The Vořechovský Family
The Vořechovský Family ( U Vořechovských)
I can't help but think of football when I see this insignia...for some reason I'm reminded of a player holding a football and going in for a pass. Anyway, that's not what this insignia represents - a football player does not reside here!
This house insignia is of a hand holding a nut, signifying that a family by the last name Vořechovský resided here. Alas, the insignia is more than a century older and prior to this home being known as U Vořechovských, it was called U Aronů (Aaron House), as the hand is a sign of the Jewish tribe of Aaron.
To give you an idea of just how old this building really is, in the in the 14th century the house belonged to a monastery and already at that time they were brewing beer here. Sadly, the brewery closed in 1890. The way the house looks today is due to a reconstruction that occurred sometime in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Location: Liliová 5, Staré město (Old Town)