The city of Ostrava has prepared a calendar of important historical events for the 36th week between September 5 and September 11, 2022.
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Alexander Kantor’s grave in the city cemetery (today Dr. Milady Horáková’s orchard), 1977.
| Photo: Archive of the city of Ostrava
On Friday, September 5, 1980, at 12:00 p.m., traffic began on Cihlářské Street, reconstructed into a modern four-lane road. In 1981, this street, which for many years was just a narrow road leading behind the city cemetery (today the orchard of Dr. Milada Horáková) to the Mariánské Hory, received the new name Varenská.
On September 5, 2001, the House of the Librex Book was ceremoniously opened in the building of the former Ostravanka department store on Smetana Square after reconstruction. A cafe, exhibition spaces and a children’s corner also became part of the building. Visitors could choose from a wide selection of books on a sales area of 3,000 square meters. Currently (since 2013), the House of Books with a similar range of services is operated by the company Pemic Books, as, under the brand name Knihcentrum.cz.
On Friday, September 6, 1929, theater actor, director and critic Alexandr Kantor (b. February 14, 1871 Beroun) died in Moravská Ostrava. He was the son of the itinerant actor Antonín Kantor, and in the years 1887–1919 he replaced a number of itinerant acting companies himself. He worked at the Moravian-Silesian National Theater from January 1, 1919. He was popular with the public as an excellent actor, but in addition to his work as a director, he also wrote several theatrical fairy tales for children.
Edited by: Archive of the city of Ostrava
Calendar of historical events of the city of Ostrava for the 35th week of 2022