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CAT HOUSE (RIGA)

Cat House

The “Cat House” in Riga is standing on Liv Square, across the house of the Great Guild. The building is famous for its two metal cats situated on the roof of the building. This house was constructed as a residential and office building in 1910 by a rich Latvian merchant who was denied membership in the Great Guild. The merchant was quite offended and set two cats on the roof of his house, their raised tails facing the building of the Great Guild, clearly indicating his attitude to the Guild and its members. This action stirred up a big scandal, and the case was even brought to court, but only on the order of the city authorities the iron cats were turned in the other direction.

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