The US Embassy Prague has 3 distinct elements through which it serves its primary function of representing the United States of American in the Czech Republic.
The Embassy - The Embassy is currently housed in the Schoenborn Palace in the Mala Strana district of Prague. Richard Crane, the first U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, sold the Palace to the United States Government in 1925 for $117,000. The present palace was erected in the period 1643 - 1656 by Count Colloredo-Mansfeld, an Austro-Hungarian general. The Count, having lost a leg at the battle of Lutzen, had the flight of steps leading to the first garden terrace built with a special incline to enable him to ride on horseback into the palace. Behind the palace stretches a terraced garden and orchard of seven acres which extends up a hillside topped by the Glorietta, from which the American flag flies. The Embassy website is: http://prague.usembassy.gov/index.html
Ambassador’s Residence Prague - The Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Prague is known at Petschek Palace. It was built as a residence in the late 1920’s, during the brief flowering of the first republic of Czechoslovakia, by Otto Petschek, the patriarch of one of the wealthiest families in the country. The Petscheks were a German-speaking Jewish family, and their wealth was in large part from coal mine holdings and banking. For interesting historical facts and photos see the site: http://prague.usembassy.gov/ambassadors_residence.html
American Center - The American Center (AC) is a guide to the United States in the Czech Republic. The Center has its own website is a at: http://www.americkecentrum.cz/en
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