Art Nouveau of Riga

41. Ģertrūdes iela 26

Aleksandrs Vanags, 1908

This building with modest ethnographic plaster reliefs is very elegant.



42. Blaumaņa iela 29

Eižens Laube, 1910

A building illustrating the trends of the late period of Art Nouveau



43. Blaumaņa iela 31

Aleksandrs Vanags, 1911

This building has a double row of big semicircular balconies surrounding its turret. It also has an unusual Egyptian column at the corner entrance.


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44. Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 18

Augusts Malvess, 1910

I like the deep red colour of the bay windows, the neatly arranged stones under them, and the protruding roofs above the two attic windows.



45. Lāčplēša iela 21

Rudolf Philipp Dönberg, 1910

The corner turret of this National Romantic building is reminiscent of Art Déco. There are ethnographic ‘bracelets’ around it.


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46. Vaļņu iela 2

Edgar Friesendorff, 1911

This office building is a good example of the perpendicular Art Nouveau in the Old Town of Riga.



47. Lāčplēša iela 51

Eižens Laube, 1909

This building stands out for its massive corner turret. It is a synthesis of the vertical Art Nouveau and National Romanticism, and is one of Laube’s masterpieces.



48. Ģertrūdes iela 23

Eižens Laube, 1909

The ornamentation of this façade is still Art Nouveau but the corner turret could perhaps be seen as a precursor of Functionalism.


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49. Krišjāņa Barona iela 49

Eižens Laube, 1911

This vertical Art Nouveau building, which is visible from very far away, also anticipates Functionalism with its slim corner turret.



50. Strēlnieku iela 2

Mārtiņš Nukša, 1911

This asymmetrical building with an emphasis on the vertical also stands between Art Nouveau and the styles that came later.


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51. Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 75

Eižens Laube, 1909-1910

This building is very modestly decorated, which draws one’s attention to its cubic volume.



52. Krišjāņa Barona iela 37

Aleksandrs Vanags, 1911

This National Romantic building already displays several elements of Neoclassicism.



53. Blaumaņa iela 5

Jānis Alksnis, 1911

This building displays the elements of the vertical, the Neoclassical as well as the National Romantic versions of Art Nouveau.



54. Russian Foreign Trade Bank

Jēkaba iela 6/8
Karl Rudolf Hermann Seuberlich, 1907



55. First Riga Mutual Lending Association

Smilšu iela 6
Wilhelm Ludwig Bockslaff, 1912

This sober building also represents the last phase of the Art Nouveau architecture in Riga.



56. Rūpniecības iela 7

Artur Medlinger, 1911

The Baroque oval window is back.



57. Lāčplēša iela 14

Nikolai Nord, 1910

A Neoclassical Art Nouveau building


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58. Elizabetes iela 21a

Mārtiņš Nukša, 1910

Another Neoclassical Art Nouveau building



59. Riga Commercial Bank

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Paul Mandelstamm, 1913

This is probably the best building to represent the Neoclassical Art Nouveau, the last stage in the development of the Art Nouveau architecture in Riga. The building now houses Radio Latvia. It is the sculptures here that are most clearly Art Nouveau.


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