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The story behind this unique architecture tells of its Latvian owner who was denied membership in the powerful Great Guild; to show his displeasure, he built two cat sculptures on his roof with their backsides facing the Guild and their tails...more
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A building in known for its cat sculptures with their tails raised and facing the Great Guild. It’s said that the owner of the ‘Cat House’ held a grudge against the guild members as he was denied membership. Quite a funny story 🙂
This stunning building is located next to Livu Square. It was built in 1909.
The building has beautiful Art Nouveau decorations.
Also, there are two copper statues of angry-looking cats with arched backs and raised tails on the roof.
I love the idea of making a whole building as a insolent gesture to the powerful guilds. The story is fascinating the architecture clever. As a member of a guild the Worshipful Company of Smiths of Lichfield founded in the 12th Century ( and still...More
In the square near by was a little christmas market, and purely by chance, and looking up we saw the cat on the building roof. We did not actually go into the building so it would be unfair the comment further
The tails of the cats where placed in positions to be a strategic slam against the nearby house of the Great Guild who wouldn't allow the owner of the cat house into membership. His revenge was in the position of the cats until they allowed...More
The building itself is one of many architecturally attractive buildings in and around the old town. The two cats on the roof are distinctive and of course have a legend attached to them. There seem to be two versions so it’s a case of take...More