REFLECTIONS ON RIGA CONSTRUCTION HISTORY IN THE 16TH - 17TH CENTURY: RUTGER NIEDERHOFF'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE ROYAL COURT IN STOCKHOLM (Pardomas par Rigas buvvesturi 16. - 17. gadsimta: Rutgera Niderhofa sarakste ar karala tiesu Stokholma)
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The article examines the document held by State Archive in Stockholm - a letter by Riga manufacture owner Rutger Niederhoff to Royal Court in Stockholm from the early 1650s, appealing for a just resolution of his lasting conflict with Riga Town Council. The Council fined Niederhoff for a seemingly illegal building on the old fortification wall. The article compares the facts of the mid-17th century with the present situation on the corresponding building plot in Old Riga; a copy of the correspondence in German, as well as Latvian translation, is added to the publication.
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