Rīga sights on tiled stove of LVM Jaunmokas Palace

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Cultural monument of national importance – painted tiled stove at the LVM Jaunmokas Palace always receives an undivided attention from the visitors of palace. In honour to it, the LVM Jaunmokas Palace museum has opened a photo exhibition, which will be available until the end of March on working days from 9 AM until 5 PM.

To have a chance to compare modern Rīga with Rīga more than hundred years ago, exhibition has used photos of Vitolds Mašnovskis, a historian, author of “Manors in Latvia” encyclopaedia book.

The tiled stove has been made in Rīga in year 1901 at the gypsum and tile company “Zelm&Boehm”. The stove consists of 130 different size tiles, whose surface is painted with late 19th century sights of Rīga and Jūrmala: Rīga Castle and Victory Column, House of Blackheads and Roland's Statue, German-speaking City Theatre (now National Opera), Rīga Polytechnic School (now University of Latvia), the old railway bridge and other objects.

 

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Many paintings on the tiles tell also about the Rīga’s 700 year anniversary exhibition. After the city anniversary the stove was given as a present to Mayor of Rīga, George Armitstead, and was set up in the LVM Jaunmokas Palace. Stove's reconstruction works were performed in year 2011.