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House of Blackheads
I live in Riga. It is the capital of Latvia. On the card is the most beautiful building in Old Riga. This is House of Blackheads. Architectural monument of the XIV century. The building was reconstructed several times. During the WWII destroyed and restored our days. This house was built by the guild of Artisans for public use (1330 – 1353)
So, i have to Google to read more about it and this is what i found:
Originally built in 1344, this resurrected ghost is another reminder of Riga’s still-healing historical scars. Ironically located in the Town Hall Square by the Museum of Occupations, the original House of Blackheads (Melngalvju nams) was destroyed during the war in 1941 and buried by the Soviets in 1948. It was rebuilt in 2001 with careful attention to its original structure and exterior ornamentation to commemorate the city’s 800th anniversary. Originally owned by a merchant guild, in its current reincarnation the House of Blackheads serves as a museum and sometimes concert hall.
I grabbed the photo from my Postcrossing wall so I cannot post the stamps used. But it is a single stamp of Coat of Arms of Latvia. The Middle arms (as there is lesser arms) particularly released in 1994. Clicky here for an idea of how it looks like.