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Coordinates: 56°55'27,86'' N 24°05'57,92'' E Google Maps
(localisation not exact, possible mistake up to 300 metres)
No:153        (list of all monuments)
Category:Palaces and manor houses
Address:Riga, Tornakalns, somewhere near Bauskas Street south from Tornakalns
Versions of name:Griecke Höfchen
Year of construction:End of 18th c.
Condition:Does not exist


This manor house once was built on barren, flat Daugava island. For the constuction of manor house there were used older farmer's houses, manor house was built by hotelkeeper Lukas Griecke at the end of 18th century. Already in 1810 it was dismantled.

Building has been built on stone fundament, size - 9 x 4,5 fathoms. Roof was covered with tiles, house was 424 silver roubles worth. Next to it was horse stable and cart-house - both under single tiled roof. In the drawing of J.C.Brotze (1805) there is seen massive log fence with gate, steep tiled roof is seen behind it. Brotze writes that from the side of Biekensala island there opens a beautiful view on this building - manor had wonderful garden.


Griecke manor - in the background, 1805

Griecke manor - in the background behind the fence. In the foreground - houses of poor people. J.C.Brotze. 1805


  1. Broce J.K. Zīmējumi un apraksti, 2.sējums. Rīga, Zinātne, 1996, p.250.


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