Häädemeeste Lutheran Church

Häädemeeste, Estonia

The Lutheran church of Häädemeeste was completed in 1884, only couple of years later than the Häädemeeste Orthodox church. The head of building project was Reinhold Stael von Holstein, the owner of Uulu manor.

The nature stone church in historicist-eclectic style is enlivened by red brick details and two rows of windows with sharp arches on the upper ones and segmented arches on the lower. The altarpiece is painted by Englishman Allan Ramsay in 1881.

Reference: Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1884
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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