Veerenni (in German about " eaves " or " aqueduct " ) is a district (Estonian asum ) of the Estonian capital Tallinn. It is located in the district Kesklinn ( "downtown" ).

Description and History

Veerenni has 1,068 inhabitants (as of 1 May 2010).

The name of the district comes from the artificial watercourse which resulted in the Old Town of Tallinn during the Middle Ages from the Ülemiste Lake. The four- kilometer-long, brick canal was built in 1345.

The area remained largely undeveloped for a long time. Only with the railway line between the Baltic Sea port of Paldiski and Tallinn it came to the settlement of industrial enterprises and workers.

Furniture Factory Luther

A large contribution to the development Veerennis had the furniture factory Luther, one of the largest industrial enterprises in Estonia at that time. In 1877, a native of an entrepreneurial dynasty Alexander Martin Luther and Markel Makarov a sawmill. Six years later, a boiler house and 1891, the single-storey industrial building of the company originated. Beginning in 1885, the company introduced the first company in the Russian Empire ago plywood.

Between 1897 and the First World War, the company, which also maintained a branch in England enlarged further. 1914 employed in the furniture and wood factory of 2,000 workers. In the interwar period it was one of the largest Estonian export companies to Central Europe. With the Soviet occupation of Estonia in 1940 the company was nationalized.

1904/ 05 was for the workers, the representative folk house and canteen in the National Romantic style designed by the Finnish architect Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen.

Other important buildings

In 1928 the entrepreneur Haim Karschenstein in Veerenni the raincoat factory gentleman. It was established in 1940 expropriated by the Soviet occupation authorities. From her textile company Baltika later developed. It was in 1991 one of the first companies privatized by the Estonian state.

1929 originated in Veerenni a church of the Estonian Methodist Church, at that time one of the largest churches in continental Europe. It was destroyed in the devastating attack by the Soviet Air Force in Tallinn in March 1944.


Main house of the textile company Baltika

Hospital Veerenni

District Court for the County Harju

Headquarters of Swedbank in Estonia

Houses on the tram