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House No. 54 is an irregularly shaped building with a small yard to its northern side which is connected directly to the original gothic town hall in Zizka square. The oldest historical records show the house to be from the middle of 16th century, where in 1551 the house was described as being newly built within the town hall walls. The only remaining piece of the historic facade is the typical Tabor type arch gable facing the street. The house is entered through a stone gothic portal with bevelled edges, which leads to a hall which has stairs to the first floor as well as an entrance to the basement. One of the rooms on the ground floor was originally constructed using a complex studded arched sieved vaulted ceiling, and another has a cross-ribbed vaulted ceiling. It is historically and architecturally very valuable, and has been rebuilt several times during the course of its existence.

During general reconstruction in 1995 a historic well was discovered. It is located at the rear of the house, down the hall, west of a square adjacent to a smaller yard. It has a square floor plan of approximately 2×2 meters and reaches a depth of 6 meters. The upper half of the well was walled using timber and stones, the bottom part was carved in the rock.

The well contained hundreds of items, which still remain to this day the oldest cultural artifacts acquired during archaeological research in Tabor. The well had been filled with unwanted and unnecessary household items for more than 200 years, from the 16th till the late 18th century. In addition to the normal everyday range of household items, such as kitchen utensils and table pottery, wood and leather products etc. there were found remains of tiled stoves, glass containers, folding cutlery knives and much more. Among the more unique items discovered there is the wooden remains of a flint gun, an iron armour plate glove and tens of seals, indicative of the extensive administrative agenda, which was dealt with in the house several centuries ago.

During the 16th to 18th centuries many important people lived in the house. Since the end of the 19th century the house has been owned by the municipality of Tabor, nowadays it is the property of Tabor town council. In 1997 the house was completely renovated and is currently being used for housing Tábor residents.

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