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Architecture of the 1st Republic

The Czechoslovak Legion Bank was erected between 1921 and 1923 as a depository for soldiers returning from WWI, men who fought with patriotism to their new allegiance and gained great respect back home. Considered a founder of modern architecture in Czechoslovakia, Josef Gočár was a revered architect that was enlisted to design both the interior and exterior of the Legion Bank. He designed the monumental facade in a Rondo-Cubist style, which is home to Otto Guttfreund's large horizontal frieze depicting the soldier's return. If you're visiting during the bank's business hours you can wander inside to gaze at the vaulted glass ceilings and marble floors, otherwise take a moment when passing by to observe the detailed exterior of this Czech Art-Deco architecture.

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*The bank business hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

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