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March 9, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slouchy goddesses and stalwart griffins of Alberta Street have come back to life with fresh paint and pride of ownership in this architectural jewel of a city, which has finally evicted communism's destructive landlords. The restitution of private property seized by Soviet occupiers after World War II has inspired the renovation of Riga's treasure trove of Art Nouveau buildings.
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March 9, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slouchy goddesses and stalwart griffins of Alberta Street have come back to life with fresh paint and pride of ownership in this architectural jewel of a city, which has finally evicted communism's destructive landlords. The restitution of private property seized by Soviet occupiers after World War II has inspired the renovation of Riga's treasure trove of Art Nouveau buildings.
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