The Kassari Manor
The Kassari Manor, also called Saaremõisa (’Island Manor’), was founded in this location by David Johan Gaertner, the archivist of the Est- land Supreme Land Court, in 1730s. In 1758, the Stackelbergs became its new owners. That Baltic German family took care of and managed the Kassari Manor until the beginning of the 20th century. One of the buildings that once belonged to the old manor and that have survived is the stone-built steward’s house, which later housed a school, a library and a post office and is now one of the sites of the Hiiumaa Museum. Other buildings surviving from the manor are the stone-built stable, the gardener’s house, granary and the big Dutch-style windmill. Here and there, one can also spot the remnants of the limestone wall, once surrounding the manor centre, as well as the foundations of some buildings.
It is a waypoint on the journey
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