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Benjamin J Sperry
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Expressive wooden architecture

Wooden architecture is one of the distinguishing features of Jūrmala, in particular, quaint homes with decorative towerlets and glazed verandas. Wood was chosen as a building material for spa houses already in  the mid-19th century, when summer holidaymakers began escaping the city to relax in Jūrmala. The special aesthetic of wood embodied the Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau and National Romantic motifs of that era. Today, new Functionalist-style constructions strive to join the longstanding tradition of wooden summer-home architecture.