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Sights & Scenes of Estonia

Houses of Estonia

by Kersti Hansen, Egle Sarapik, & Peter Kessler, 3 June 2022

 

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Vaikne tn 16, Elva, Tartumaa.

First Estonian Republic era (1918-1940), built in the 1930s, complete with multiple verandas.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Vaikne tn 29, Elva, Tartumaa.

Soviet period (1940-1991), built in the 1970s as a typical private house of the period. Already refurbished.

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Photo © P L Kessler

Kõlviku tee 9, Pirita, Tallinn, Harjumaa.

Second Estonian Republic period (1991-Present), a multi-occupancy building.

Photo taken October 2006.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Kruusa 13, Elva, Tartumaa.

Soviet Union period (1940-1991), built in the 1960s and already refurbished, but still looking largely like it did in its original format.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Supelranna 6, Elva, Tartumaa.

Second Estonian Republic period (1991-Present), built in the twenty-first century to mimic traditional construction.

Parnu, Parnumaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Aia tn 22, Pärnu, Pärnumaa.

Either First Estonian Republic era (1918-1940) or late Russian Empire period (1710-1918).

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Photo © P L Kessler

Inseneri 2, Tallinn, Harjumaa.

Almost certainly late Russian Empire period (1710-1918). The building was demolished between 2011-2014, retaining much of the foundation wall in the replacement restaurant, India OKM.

Photo taken May 2005.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Kase 1, Elva, Tartumaa.

First Estonian Republic era (1918-1940), built in the 1920s-1930s.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Valga mnt 11b, Elva, Tartumaa.

Soviet Union period (1940-1991), built in the 1980s and already fully refurbished.

Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Tartu mnt 23, Elva, Tartumaa.

Second Estonian Republic period (1991-Present), built around 2017 as a single family residence, and definitely not traditional.

 

All photos kindly contributed by Kersti Hansen, taken in May 2022, Egle Sarapik, taken in May 2022, & P L Kessler, taken in October 2006 & May 2005.

 

Images and text copyright © Kersti Hansen, Egle Sarapik, & P L Kessler except where stated. An original feature for the History Files.