Address: Mariánské náměstí 98/1, Praha 1-Staré Město
Year: 1925–1928 (construction), 1994–1995 (restoration)
Architects: František Roith
The plain Neo-Classicist façade of the Municipal Library of Prague hides exceptionally rich interiors that were influenced by late Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and many significant Czech artists were involved in decorating them. Rooms for purposes of representation and admittance are located on the first floor. On the second floor, there is a private apartment of the city mayor, as well as three apartments for accommodating distinguished visitors from abroad. However, the only city mayor who has ever lived there was Karel Baxa, the first mayor of Prague, who resided there between 1919 and 1937.