The Porks were among the prominent entrepreneurs of Austria-Hungary and the First Republic. They owned graphite drains and beams in the south of the Czech Republic and gave work to thousands of people. Thanks to this family, Louovice won first place in electrification and also preceded the Czech court in Vienna.

When you go to Lipno, you will pass the Krumlov Porkv bridge in eskm Krumlov. Lots of going to totomsto nem rda, you form a column there. At the same time, Arnot Pork, after which the bridge over the Vltava is named, was one of the greatest personalities of other peoples of the 19th and 20th centuries.


His father Antonn Pork (1815-1892) was a native of Liova in South Bohemia. Bag became famous as the mayor of Trutnov and an esk deputy. He married the daughter of industrialist Jan Faltis, who owned the largest laundry in the whole of Europe.

They had a son together, the most famous of whom was Arnot Pork (1849-1918). After studying in Germany, he got his first internship with his thanks to Jan Faltis. The young Arnot was attracted to the new world, so he went to the USA for three years, where he met the technology of processing wood for pulp during his travels.

After returning, he went to Krumlov, where he started a business with his brothers in the field of graphite. Finann zzem was captured by their mother Anna Pork-Faltisov. The company soon became famous under the name of Krumlovsk graphite leaders brother Porkov.

Arnot still dreamed of using his knowledge from America. In order to get to know the possibilities of using the water of the upper course of the Vltava, he traveled together with the interior Wilhelm of Gotha the whole surrounding landscape.

On the 30th of 1884 he reached the Lipno stroke. Encouraged by both the power of the water and the favorable prospects for easy harvesting of wood from the surrounding forests, my father conceived the wall of the pulp mill and with the help of his mother, the financial project managed to bring it to fruition, his son Eugen Pork said in memory.

Development of the region

In November 1884, Arnot Pork bought land in Louovice and began building a factory. The Papren factory with the name Vltavsk mln started operation on the 12th of 1886. In addition to pulp, Louovice also produced cardboard, packaging and toilet paper and napkins. With more than a thousand employees, paprna was one of the largest companies in Austria-Hungary. The company had branches in Prague, Vienna, Berlin and London.

Arnot Pork not only contributed to the development of employment in the entire region, but also cared about the quality of life of its employees. Til was generally popular for his ticklish and distinctive nature, it appeared in his obituary in Nrodnch listy.

He had flats, a medical facility, a library built in Louovice for his employees, and he had the village fully electrified. For comparison: at that time in the Czech thumb in Vienna lit up lit jet kerosene lamps.

At the beginning of the 20th century, due to increasing production and demand, there were problems with supply. The communication between Louovice and its surroundings was captured only by kosk sla. Arnot Pork therefore decided to build the twenty-kilometer-long Rybnk-Lipno railway line, only the second electrified line in the Czech Republic. The author of the project was no one but František Kik.

Zesttnn is a native villa

Arnot Pork died in April 1918. The family business was taken over by his son Eugen (1892-1985), who, despite all the complications in the following years, modernized the Vltava mill and in the 1930s regained the ranks among the European spades. And in the worlds of wolves, the company captured the work of six thousand people.

After 1945, the Eugen bag and his wife Henrieta were moved to Austria and the Vltava mill was built. It worked until 2010, when the rays broke down. Today, they are razed to the ground and their glory is remembered only by the construction of a mill by the river.

The main footprint of Eugen Porek is his magnificent villa, which is still the dominant feature of Louovice. The building with a plan of artistic decoction in the Art Deco and Neo-Baroque style has a nationwide sign. She grunted for a long time, even fired. For the last two years, Eduard Benc, a townwoman, has been returning his life, repairing the villa and repairing it at his own expense without subsidies.

Let’s add a touch. We had to replace the second ceiling, they were in a desolate condition. We change the windows, lil at the end of last year Benc. Rd would once grow into a villa with his family and open a surgery there. He would also like to bring out representative rooms and salons where weddings and events could take place.

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