14th century 1316 1399 Prague's Reference Plan of the 1840s, MMP 1316 Old Town Fire A large part of the Old Town burnt down. The fire started at Jew Lewi Nathan's house in Jewish Street and spread through a half of the Old Town all the way to the Zderazská Gate that used to stand close to the house called At the Golden Ball and people would enter the New Town through it into Spálená (Burnt Down) Street. Another fire started twelve days later close to the site of the first one and burned down all the houses, chapels and curches as far as St. Valentine Church. Similarly, the Council House, Royal Palace and other buildings including the hospital of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star located by the bridge burnt down so there was almost not a single house left in the Old Town. 1399 Old Town Hall Fire The Old Town Hall was struck by fire. The Assembly Hall burnt down then and many weapons, clothes, town privileges and other documents and town books were destroyed. A partially burnt town book started in 1351 bears testimony to the intensive efforts to save all that could be.