Estonian fraternity korp! Sakala has decided to purchase the former Estonian National Museum (ERM) exhibition building, the predecessor of the current main building, located at Kuperjanovi 9 in Tartu.
Korp! Sakala decided to purchase the building, which was designed by Estonian architect Ain Amjärv and built in 1964, at auction from state real estate company Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS), according to a press release.
According to Mihkel Stamm, chairman of the korp! Sakala Alumni Association, the exhibition building, which stands next door to the organization’s current and historical fraternity house, was built on property which, at the beginning of the 20th century, belonged to korp! Sakala and its members, which is why they were interested in restoring this historical continuity.