Albert Street first appeared on Riga scene in 1900, named after the historical founder of Riga, Bishop Albert. Shortly thereafter there begun a building program which built to life some of the grandest houses ever built in the German Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil(style of the day).
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Riga had attained a status as a cultural and mercantile center on par with its rivals in Western Europe. These houses reflected not only Riga's vibrancy and ambition, but the force of its architectural personalities: Mihail Eisenstein (father of famous director Sergei Eisenstein), and others. …
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