Facade Decoration of the Dannenstern House
Dannerstern House represents one of the most important Baroque examples in Latvia. It consists of three-interconnected-buildings: the main street and two courtyard buildings, which are connected with an underpass. The main building is two-storey with an attic, basement and 5 built-in-roof attic floors. Sculptor Dietrich Walter is the author of the Baroque portal. The building dates from 1696 and it was the biggest detached house in the whole of Riga. The owner of the house was a Dutch merchant Ernest Metsu, who had one hundred and fifty ships, and later the Swedish king awarded him the title of von Dannenstern.
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