Dannenstern House

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Dannenstern House
Dannenšterna nams (in Latvian)
Dannenstern House (2).jpg
General information
Architectural style Baroque
Town or city Riga
Country Latvia
Completed 1696
Client Ernst Metsue von Dannenstern
Design and construction
Architect Rupert Bindenschu

The Dannenstern House (Latvian: Dannenšterna nams) is a historical building in the Old town of Riga, Latvia.

The house was built by and is named after Ernst Metue von Dannenstern, a wealthy merchant. It dates from 1696 and is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Riga. It was designed by German architect and chief architect of Riga Rupert Bindenschu. The street facade, in limestone, has giant order Corinthian pilasters and two elaborate entrance portals, created by sculptor D. Walter. The building also contains fragments of an earlier, medieval building.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krastiņš, Jānis; Strautmanis, Ivars (2004). Riga. The complete guide to architecture. Riga: Projekts. p. 17. ISBN 9984-9687-0-7. 

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Coordinates: 56°56′44″N 24°06′29″E / 56.94556°N 24.10806°E / 56.94556; 24.10806