Lohu

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Lohu
Village
Lohu manor main building
Lohu manor main building
Lohu is located in Estonia
Lohu
Lohu
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°08′00″N 24°47′00″E / 59.13333°N 24.78333°E / 59.13333; 24.78333Coordinates: 59°08′00″N 24°47′00″E / 59.13333°N 24.78333°E / 59.13333; 24.78333
Country  Estonia
County Rapla County
Parish Kohila Parish
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Lohu (German: Loal) is a village in Kohila Parish, Rapla County in northwestern Estonia.

The Lohu Lelu company in Lohu produces wooden toys. It started trading in 1993.

Lohu manor[edit]

Lohu manor house was built in 1620. It originally belonged to a Baltic German family, and throughout most of its history continued to be in the hands of the local aristocracy. When Estonia proclaimed its independence in 1919, sweeping land reforms seized lands owned by almost all Baltic German families and signed them over to ethnic Estonians. In 1920, the manor was owned by Johan Pitka although it later changed hands several times.[1]

The original manor house was built of wood; it was replaced in the early 18th century by a stone house in baroque style, later used as a manager's estate. A new main classicist building was erected in the 1780s, partly altered in neo-Gothic fashion during the 19th century. The interior boasts some fine grisaille mural paintings, executed by Gottlieb Welté and considered to be among the finest examples of such interior details in Estonia.[2] Other noteworthy interior details, such as the wainscoting and other carved wooden details, date from the late 19th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 70. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  2. ^ Hiiop, Hilkka (2011). "In the footsteps of Classical Antiquity. Influences of the antique in Estonian manor murals". Baltic Journal of Art History (Chair of Art History of the Institute of History and Archaeology of the University of Tartu) (2011. Autumn.): 239. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 70. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.