Avanduse Manor

Simuna, Estonia

Avanduse manor (Awandus) was first mentioned in 1494. The origins of the present-day building was a building that was erected in 1679-1684 by Tallinn master builder Gerd Vorberg at the initiative of the landowner at the time, Gideon von Fock. The building has however been heavily rebuilt since, with final changes being made by architect Rudolf von Engelhardt in 1890. Russian geographer Fyodor Litke is the most famous owner of the estate, and a plaque dedicated to his memory hangs from a wall of the manor.

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Allee tee 1, Simuna, Estonia
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Founded: 19th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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