Small Guild, Riga

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Small Guild
Mazā Ģilde (in Latvian)
El Pequeno Gremio, Riga, Letonia, 2012-08-07, DD 03.JPG
General information
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Town or city Riga
Country Latvia
Construction started1864
Completed1866
Design and construction
Architect Johann Felsko

The Small Guild (Latvian : Mazā Ģilde) is a building situated in Riga, Latvia, at 3/5 Amatu Street. The building was erected in the years 1864—66 after a project by architect Johann Felsko in Neo-Gothic style. [1]

Latvian language Baltic language, official in Latvia and the European Union

Latvian is a Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region. It is the language of Latvians and the official language of Latvia as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. It is sometimes known in English as Lettish, and cognates of the word remain the most commonly used name for the Latvian language in Germanic languages other than English and Norwegian. There are about 1.3 million native Latvian speakers in Latvia and 100,000 abroad. Altogether, 2 million, or 80% of the population of Latvia, speak Latvian. Of those, 1.16 million or 56% use it as their primary language at home. The use of the Latvian language in various areas of social life in Latvia is increasing.

Riga City in Latvia

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Johann Felsko Latvian architect

Johann Daniel Felsko was an architect, urban planner and the chief architect of Riga for 35 years in the period 1844—79. The most significant accomplishment of his creative work is the development of the center of Riga.

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References

  1. "The Small Guild". citagiga.lv. Retrieved 2009-07-26.

Coordinates: 56°56′58″N24°06′29″E / 56.9494916°N 24.1080916°E / 56.9494916; 24.1080916

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