Kesklinna linnaosa, Harju maakond, Estonia
[Tallinn House of Black Heads]
— PIKK 26 —
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The Tallinn Brotherhood of Black Heads, established in 1399, leased the Pikk Street building in 1517 and added a big festive hall to it in 1531-32, the initial ornament paintings of which can still be seen in the windows.
In 1597, the façade was renovated by the builder-stonecutter Arent Passer. In addition to the coat of arms of the brotherhood that bears the picture of St. Mauritius, the stone décor also represents the portraits of the landlords, King Sigismund III and Queen Anna; the coat of arms of Tallinn’s partner factories in the Hanseatic League, the Steelyard in London, Peterscourt in Novgorod, the Oosterlinghuis in Brugges and Tyskebryggen in Bergen; above these, Black Heads on a tournament, Justitia (Justice), Pax (Peace) and Christ Almighty can be seen. The rooms in the House of Black Heads and Olev’s Guild were modernized between 1908-1922.
Erected by City of Tallinn.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 59° 26.332′ N, 24° 44.784′ E. Marker is in Kesklinna linnaosa, Harju maakond. Marker is on Pikk Street just north of Hobusepea. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Pikk Street, Kesklinna linnaosa, Harju maakond 10133, Estonia. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suurgildi Hoone (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line in Harjumaa Maakond); Tallinn Town Hall - Anno 1404 (about 210 meters away in Harjumaa Maakond); The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn (about 210 meters away in Harjumaa Maakond); Residence of Konstantin Päts (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); British Royal Navy in the Estonian War of Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in Harjumaa Maakond); Polish Submarine "ORZEŁ" - September 1939 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mälestusmärk “Katkenud Liin” / “Broken Line” (approx. half a kilometer away in Harjumaa Maakond); Toompea Loss (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in Harjumaa Maakond). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kesklinna linnaosa.
Also see . . .
1. Brotherhood of Blackheads. - its origins as a military organization and commercial association, (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Saint Maurice (a.k.a. Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius). - legendary indigenous African and Christian leader of Rome's Theban Legion - martyred in Roman Agaunum, the modern Saint-Maurice, Switzerland, in the 3rd century, A.D. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. House of the Blackheads - Riga, Latvia. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Blackheads"; Saint Maurice; Saint Moritz; Saint Morris; Saint Mauritius; Indigenous Africans
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