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Harrach Family Hospital

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Harrach Family Hospital
Harrachovský špitál
Masarykovo náměstí 140, 514 01 Jilemnice
Email: info@jilemnice.cz
Phone: +420 481 541 008
Web: http://www.mestojilemnice.cz
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Count Alois of Harrach had the hospital building built in 1710 to support twelve ageing servants for the rest of their lives. The support included accommodation, food, clothing and an annual rent of 58 guldens and 42 kreuzers. Establishing such a facility was a very remarkable social act at that time. In 1878 the vaulted hallways in the building were torn down and the interior was converted into apartments. Their use as a lowest-grade accommodation facility ended in 1987 when the village council decided to demolish the hospital building and replace it with a new building of identical size and appearance. Today it is used as a nursing home with apartments for seniors who are still self-sufficient.