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Holdre manor
Holdre manor
Holdre is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 57°56′37.3″N 25°44′25.5″E / 57.943694°N 25.740417°E / 57.943694; 25.740417Coordinates: 57°56′37.3″N 25°44′25.5″E / 57.943694°N 25.740417°E / 57.943694; 25.740417
Country  Estonia
County Valgamaa lipp.svg Valga County
Municipality Flag of Helme Parish.svg Helme Parish

Holdre a village in Helme Parish, Valga County (previously in Viljandi County) in Estonia.[1]

Holdre manor[edit]

As a landed estate, the manor of Holdre (German: Hollershof) has a history that goes back to at least 1597. Throughout most of its history, the manor was owned by different aristocratic Baltic German families. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, it was used by the Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union.[2][3]

The main building of the manor house was modernized in about 1910 by Woldemar von Ditmar. It was built to the design of Otto Wildau,[1] a Riga-based architect who also designed the nearby Taagepera Castle and in a similar style: Art Nouveau with heavy influences from Finnish National Romanticism. The likeness between the two manors is perhaps because the owner of Holdre estate at the time, Ditmar, was the brother-in-law of the landowner at Sangaste, Hugo von Stryk. The manor house of Holdre is the lesser of the two, being a single-storey building rich in façade decoration typical for its style.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Holdre Manor". Estonian Manor. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 263. ISBN 9949-10-117-4. 
  3. ^ a b Viirand, Tiiu (2004). Estonia. Cultural Tourism. Kunst Publishers. pp. 202–203. ISBN 9949-407-18-4. 

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