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Sights & Scenes of Estonia

Photo Focus: Houses of Estonia

by Kersti Hansen & Egle Sarapik, 29 July 2023

 

Optika, Pikk tn 17, Rakvere, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Optika, Pikk tn 17, Rakvere, Lääne-Virumaa.

According to the building register it was supposedly completed in 1948, but the general style suggests a much earlier date, probably in the Russian Empire period (1710-1918).

Palu tee 1, Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Palu tee 1, Elva, Tartumaa.

Soviet period (1940-1991).

Pargi 5, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Pargi 5, Kuressaare, Saaremaa.

Date uncertain, but likely to be the First Estonian Republic period (1918-1940).

Ringi tn 30, Pärnu, Pärnumaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Ringi tn 30, Pärnu, Pärnumaa.

First Estonian Republic period (1918-1940), built in 1928.

Kruusa 35, Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Kruusa 35, Elva, Tartumaa.

Second Estonian Republic period (1991-Present), built in the 1990s.

Jakobi 34, Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © P L Kessler

Jakobi 34, Tartu, Tartumaa.

Date of construction uncertain, but likely to be the First Estonian Republic period (1918-1940).

Valga mnt 5a, Elva, Tartumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Valga mnt 5a, Elva, Tartumaa.

Soviet period (1940-1991), built in the 1960s, with the roof style being a particular give-away.

Ringi tn 24, Pärnu, Pärnumaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Ringi tn 24, Pärnu, Pärnumaa.

First Estonian Republic period (1918-1940), built in 1928.

Merimetsa 14, Pärnu, Pärnumaa, Estonia
Photo © Egle Sarapik

Merimetsa 14, Pärnu, Pärnumaa.

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

Laine 9, Võsu, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia
Photo © Kersti Hansen

Laine 9, Võsu, Lääne-Virumaa.

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

 

All photos kindly contributed by Kersti Hansen, taken in May-August 2022, Egle Sarapik, taken in July 2022-June 2023, & Peter Kessler, taken in March 2005.

 

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