Timuka Maja - Tallinn, Estonia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 26.137 E 024° 44.526
35V E 371936 N 6590733
Quick Description: This sign appears on the building located at 18 Ruutli Street in Tallinn's Old Town.
Location: Estonia
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:13:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMFEMY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 8

Long Description:
Located around the corner St. Nicholas' Church, the building at 18 Ruutli Street has a sign in Estonian and English. The English portion informs us:

"The ,,executioner's age" in the building lasted from 1746-1821, when the prison and the town executioner's dwelling were situated behind the wall on the right and in the Gothic gabled house on the left. Since 1431, the building had different dwellers during two centuries, from mason Oleff to nobleman von Paykull (whose grave slab is in Niguliste). On the right, there is the mint that until 1548 was a part of town's craft's courtyard.
After the closing down of the prison, G. Fr. Nolte established the guest house ,,Gastwirt" , later called ,,Nolte" in the buildings. The writer Eduard Vilde lived in the hotel between the years 1883-86.
The front hall with a kitchen in the fireplace of the Gothic gabled house has been excellently restored."

The reference "Niguliste" is the Estonian name for the nearby St. Nicholas' Church.
Group that erected the marker: City of Tallinn

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
18 Ruutli Street
Tallinn, Estonia


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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