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)