Who are the Lenders and why there will be a monument in their name

The Tallinn City Planning Department announced a competition for the ideas of the monument to Voldemar and Elfriede Lender.

Voldemar Lender was the first Estonian head of Tallinn in 1906-1913, when a large-scale construction of cheap housing for workers of thriving growing industrial enterprises began in the city. Two-story houses, mostly wooden houses of that time, became known as Lender's houses. Many of them have survived until now. Entire districts are buit with such houses, like Pelgulinna, Kalamaja, Kelmikyula, Kassisaba, etc.

Elfriede Lender created the first in Estland Gubernia private gymnasium for girls with education in Estonian. This happened in 1907.

The team participating in the competition must consist of at least two specialists - a sculptor and architect (landscape architect).

Sketch of ideas with the documents attached to it should be submitted no later than August 22. The terms of the competition are available on the TUT site. The title of the competition: "Voldemar ja Elfriede Amanda Lenderi malestusmargi ideekonkurss", reference number 187836.

The monument should be installed to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in the vicinity of the Lender Gymnasium, for example, in the adjacent park part of the police garden or right in front of the school. Also, it is possible to install the monument partially in front of the school, partly in the park with a view of the school.

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