Blok manor formed at the first half of 19th century, at Jelgava road, on the building plot belonging to hotelkeeper Bartel Scheibe. In 1841–1843 Scheibe built current manor house — one floor wooden building in Neo-Classicism style. The house was built by master carpenter Mende land master bricklayer Neumann, house got individual design and does not follow the canon of standard facades obligatory in Russian Empire back then. In this time there was built one more residential building and formed a garden.
Blok manor is first renovated monument of culture in Riga after the Second World War — reconstruction was performed in 1952 – 1954, design by J. Licitis. After the repairs here were arranged administrative premises of Scientific Restoration workshops of Latvian SSR. One more renovation took place in 1963, designer G. Jansons, house was adjusted to the needs of library.
Blok manor is one floor wooden building in comparatively authentic condition, with four-sided, tiled roof. In the centre of the roof there is gently sloping gable with large, tripartite window of semicircle shape. This is the only manor house in Riga with a gallery behind a continous collonade (peripter). There are used paired Ionic columns. Collonade is at three sides, fourth facade in directed towards inner yard and has got entrance portico with balcony. It is interesting to note that the double door in the inner facade most likely has been created circa 1800 in Empire and Neo-Classicism style — earlier than the manor house itself.
Currently in the complex of this manor there belongs also comparatively small one floor wooden building with a porch and columns.
The property is worth seeing and feeling the smell of possible luxury and high level status of living!
Unique building was built in 19th century Building time: 1841 – 1843. Initially in the classicism.
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