Art Academy of Latvia is one of those Riga buildings which can be seen as "the palaces" (due to it's size and ornate facade, not a historical use). It was built in the beginning of 20th Century as a Riga Bourse commercial school. The owner wanted exactly Neo-Gothic architecture, because it would represent Riga as a historical Hanseatic city - so the prominent architect Wilhelm Bokslaff made such. Art academy started to operate in the building in 1940.
 
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