Zlín changed from a small town to a modern city in a very short time. This was primarily due to the Baťa shoe company, which was founded on 24 August 1894 by Tomáš Baťa. The company became an important supplier of soldier's boots to the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War and world leader in the shoe sector in 1930. Around the factory, various districts were built with smaller houses, a main square that is still unfinished, apartment houses, villas, many public buildings, schools, a department store, a hospital and churches.
We would like to present the six districts Díly, Lesní čtvrť, Letná, Nad Ovčírnou, Podvesná and Zálešná as units and add to them the types of houses, that were built. The type of houses are single family houses, semi-detached houses, duplex houses and fourplex houses. Until the death of the company's founder in 1932, around 1.550 of these houses were built, and during the time of his successor Jan Antonín Baťa another 700. Around 1.950 of these houses have survived until today.
A great online project has been made available to the public in Zlín: https://zam.zlin.eu/en/