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photoblog image Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore-Vilnius

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore-Vilnius

 

The building was constructed in 1906 and known as Vileišis Palace.  It was built for the Lithuanian engineer, Petras Vileišis, who was alos a publisher, philanthropist and political activist.  Apparently, Vileišis adopted the neo-baroque style because of the proximity of the house to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Vileišis and his family lived in the "Palace" until WWI. He died in 1926 and his daughter sold the property in 1931 to a Catholic educational foundation.

 

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore-Vilnius

 

The building was constructed in 1906 and known as Vileišis Palace.  It was built for the Lithuanian engineer, Petras Vileišis, who was alos a publisher, philanthropist and political activist.  Apparently, Vileišis adopted the neo-baroque style because of the proximity of the house to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Vileišis and his family lived in the "Palace" until WWI. He died in 1926 and his daughter sold the property in 1931 to a Catholic educational foundation.

 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Oct 2017, 00:51
It is quite beautiful.
Tom Wilson: A very handsome building.
I really like the gold highlights!
Tom Wilson: Very smart, eh?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Oct 2017, 06:05
Of course French style was all the rage back then Tom, and this building demonstrates that style.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - much like a French chateau.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Oct 2017, 06:49
The building looks to have a French influence
Tom Wilson: Yes, as Chad noted.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Oct 2017, 06:52
I like the idea of planning the building to be in keeping, Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, the church is just across the road.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Oct 2017, 09:25
What a pristine shot. Must have been a good place to stay. So many chimney's means a cosy abode in winter.
Tom Wilson: I didn't get inside on this occastion, although as it is now in the hands of the university, I should be able to, but, yes, it looks as though it would have been a very desirable residence!
A delightful building Tom. Ornate but not overly so
Tom Wilson: Very handsome, I thought smile
I like the shapes on the roof and the slim chimneys.

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