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Keila-Joa Manor
Keila-Joa Manor
Keila-Joa is located in Estonia
Location in Estonia
Coordinates: 59°23′55″N 24°17′55″E / 59.39861°N 24.29861°E / 59.39861; 24.29861Coordinates: 59°23′55″N 24°17′55″E / 59.39861°N 24.29861°E / 59.39861; 24.29861
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
CountyFlag of et-Harju maakond.svg Harju County
MunicipalityFlag of Keila vald.svg Lääne-Harju Parish
 • Total309

Keila-Joa is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Lääne-Harju Parish, Harju County, northern Estonia. It has a population of 309 (as of 1 January 2004).[1]

Keila-Joa Manor[edit]

There has been a manor house on the site of Keila-Joa manor (German: Schloss Fall) since the 17th century. The present manor house was built in 1831-1833 and designed by St. Petersburg architect Andrei Stackenschneider. The manor represents one of the earliest examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Estonia. It was built for the family of count Alexander von Benckendorff (whose graves can be found in the park adjacent to the manor) and the building saw many prominent guests during the Imperial years, among others the Russian royal family, famous soprano Henriette Sontag and composer Alexei Lvov.[2]

From 1927 to 1940 it was used by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the Soviet occupation it was used by the Red Army.[3]

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  1. ^ "Keila Valla arengukava aastateks 2004-2014" (PDF) (in Estonian). Keila vald. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Sakk, Ivar (2004). Estonian Manors - A Travelogue. Tallinn: Sakk & Sakk OÜ. p. 29. ISBN 9949-10-117-4.
  3. ^ Hein, Ants (2009). Eesti Mõisad - Herrenhäuser in Estland - Estonian Manor Houses. Tallinn: Tänapäev. p. 13. ISBN 978-9985-62-765-5.

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