Reflections on Riga Construction History in the 16th - 17th Century: Rutger Niederhoff's Correspondence with the Royal Court in Stockholm Cover Image
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Pārdomas par Rīgas būvvēsturi 16. - 17. gadsimtā: Rutgera Nīderhofa sarakste ar karaļa tiesu Stokholmā
Reflections on Riga Construction History in the 16th - 17th Century: Rutger Niederhoff's Correspondence with the Royal Court in Stockholm

Author(s): Anna Ancāne
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Rutger Niederhoff; Riga; architecture; dwelling houses

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the document held by State Archive in Stockholm - a letter by Riga manufature owner Rutger Niederhoff to Royal Court in Stockholm from the early 1650s, appealing for a just resolution of his lasting conflict with Riga Town Council. The Council fined Niederhoff for a seemingly illegal building on the old fortification wall. The article compares the facts of the mid-17th century with the present situation on the corresponding building plot in Old Riga; copy of the correspondence in German, as well as Latvian translation, is added to the publication.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 62-74
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Multiple languages