Architect Christoph Haberland (1750–1803)

Christoph Haberland was a mason and architect with a uniquely bold artistic vision that would take Rīga into the Enlightenment era, leaving behind the old medieval style. He is today considered an outstanding master of classicism architecture. Unusual for the time, he took the work of an architect to be an artistic and conceptual pursuit, rather than a strictly practical one.