In 1936, the Italian insurance company Assicurazioni Generali and Generali Moldavia commissioned the building of a two-storey multi-purpose building on Soukenné náměstí, one of the central squares of Liberec. This prominent concrete framework building, plastered with roughly chiseled granite, was designed by Fritz Lehmann. The architect had a good command of the design of prestigious buildings; he had recently constructed the Hotel Esplanade in Prague. Behind the two-storey façade, in the ground floor, the famous Winkler's Grand Café Generali was located. The citizens of Liberec held it in high regard due its very noble design with a surrounding gallery standing on massive pillars. The upper floors consisted of large luxury apartments of different sizes. The building is now listed and has been recently put on the market.