Kiriku Plats 3 - Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church - Tallinn, Estonia
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N 59° 26.207 E 024° 44.370
35V E 371793 N 6590867
Quick Description: The Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church stands across the street from what is known as the Dome Church, situated on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia.
Location: Estonia
Date Posted: 11/28/2012 6:41:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMFTGQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
The historical marker at Kiriku Plats 3 states the following:

CONSISTORY OF THE ESTONIAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Modest from the outside, with eaves resembling wood-carving from the 19th century, this building was erected in 1693 as the consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Some fragments of wall friezes have remained from the original interior decoration. The most remarkable additions from the 18th century include the lobby with its staircase, the beam ceiling painted blue, black and white and the Rococo wall cabinet. The Neo-Classical front doors are the oldest details of the facade. In the 19th century, the building was used as the parsonage of the Cathedral. During renovations carried out with the assistance of the Church of North Elbe, medieval cellars were discovered. A hypocaust, wall steps, stone panels with carved coats-of-arms and a late-Gothic window pillar have been preserved. The former kitchen was converted into a chapel decorated with murals painted by Eeva Jänes. The former stables and coach-houses also make up part of the property.

"A chapel with an artistic dolomite altar and secco wall paintings (Eva Jänes) built under an ancient mantle chimney during the restoration of the bishop’s house. The construction history of the building of the EELC Consistory, i.e. the so-called bishop’s house, dates back to the last decades of the 17th century, containing at the same time also certain details from the Middle Ages. Thus the three-and-a-half-century old tradition of the Estonian bishops’ residence has been restored in this place and the exile story that lasted for almost fifty years has come to an end." (visit link)
Group that erected the marker: City of Tallinn

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Kiriku Plats 3
Tallinn, Estonia
10130


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