Raua ( German for "iron" ) is a district (Estonian asum ) of the Estonian capital Tallinn. It is located in the district Kesklinn ( downtown).

Description and History

Raua has 5,060 inhabitants (as of 1 May 2010).

Raua lies between two major arterial roads to Tartu (Tartu maantee ) and Narva ( Narva maantee ). The district is leading the Raua tänav ( " iron road "). Many other streets of the neighborhood are named after metals.

The first houses on the two arterial roads arose early in the Tallinn city's history. To a permanent building from the entire district there was only from the 18th century. Most were small, one-storey houses, reminiscent of the Russian village architecture.

Late 19th and early 20th century, more and more home-style houses were built in the area. It was two-story wooden building, which offered plenty of living space for families. Late emergence of three to four storey stone houses. In the 1930s Functionalist residential buildings were added. The construction of wooden houses was banned at the time of fire regulations.

Numerous renowned Estonian architects such as Otto Schott, Artur Perna, Karl Burman, Eugen Habermann, Eugen Sacharias, Edgar Kuusik and Herbert Johanson involved in the expansion of the district.

In the 1960s and 1970s, more modern homes were added in four-story buildings. They were completed high demanding and were mainly intended for the Soviet - Estonian nomenklatura.


21 middle school

House ( Kreutzwaldi Street)

Houses ( Raua Street)