Arhiv republike Slovenije: Enota na Kongresnem trgu, Ljubljana
Kongresni trg 1, SI-1127 Ljubljana
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A Neoclassical palace at the northern corner of Kongresni trg (Congress Square) was built in 1837 by Kazina Society. The three-storey building, designed by Venceslav Vadlav, houses two halls and a number of organisations, including Dance School Kazina, Institute of Modern History, France Marolt Academic Folklore Group, branches of Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and others, and used to be a social centre of the Ljubljana middle class elite. Its entrance is tressed with a balcony, supported by four Doric columns, and a gable. The upper two storeys are articulated with Ionic pilaster. The foremost Slovene poet France Prešeren used to go there to observe his muse Julija, when attending dances with her mother.