František Lydie Gahura

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City Hall in Zlín from 1923 designed by Gahura.

František Lýdie Gahura (October 10, 1891, Zlín – September 15, 1958, Brno) was a Czech architect and sculptor who became famous for his collaboration on the architectural and urban design of Zlín, a city in southeastern Czech Republic. He worked for the Bata Shoes organization in the 1920s and 1930s. Gahura was one of a number of Czech architects to design the "Bata houses" and Bata shoe factory at East Tilbury, Essex, England.[1][2]


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