Jan Letzel

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Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Dec 26, 1925 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Dec 26, 1925 (45)

About

Designed Promotion Hall in Japan, one of Hiroshima's largest buildings the ruins of which became known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial or A-Bomb Dome.

Before Fame

He was educated at the Higher Vocational School's construction department in 1899. He was awarded a scholarship to the School of Applied Arts in Prague, where he was a student of Jan Kotera, one of the founders of modern Czech architecture.

Trivia

He was devastated to see many of his structures in Japan destroyed by the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake.

Family Life

He was born to hotel owners Jan Letzel and Walburga Havlicek.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright.