A Walk Through Post-Industrial Holešovice
While we are walking down the street, let me tell you a bit more about the past.
Just to your right, there used to be a theatre called the Uranie Theatre, which burned down in 1946. It was one of the most regrettable losses of architecture in Prague.
Yes, Holešovice was not just all factories and storehouses. They also had a theatre with a large beer garden.
It was first built on the city's exhibition ground, but was quickly moved to the garden. How can you move an entire building? It was made from wood, so it could be disassembled.
If you haven’t seen the Industrial Palace yet, you should definitely do so during your stay in Prague. The Uranie Theatre looked very similar. It was about four storeys tall and full of arcs and spires. People streamed here to watch the plays, listen to lectures and enjoy concerts.
In 1946, the theatre’s secretary was fired due to irregularities in the accountancy. The night before he had to hand over the books, he set the building on fire. The firefighters had no chance.
Keep walking straight.