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A former manor – the only 19th century neogothic building in Jēkabpils. The original cowshed, stable and barn can still be seen. It belonged to the industrialist Alfreds Kens who created a park with trees only found in Latvia. Now the building houses the Jēkabpils Art School. There is also a secular tree of national importance in the park – a European larch.
Called the Crown Garden during the first independence, it was a popular recreation and entertainment location with wealthier residents. The park has become famous with its station of the geodetic ark measured by the professor of Tartu University, astronomer and geodesist Wilhelm von Struve. The Struve Geodetic Arc is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.