14th century 1316 1399 Prague's Reference Plan of the 1840s, MMP 1316 Fire in the Old Town A large part of the Old Town burnt down. The fire started at Jew Lewi Nathan's house in the 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 place of the first one and it burnt all houses, chapels and churches all the way to the 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 Fire of the Old Town Hall The Old Town Hall was struck by a 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 what could be saved.