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The Station of Homing Pigeons was built from 1899 to 1900 and was intended to house 450 homing pigeons.

The Military Station of Homing Pigeons existed for almost twenty years and provided an alternative means of strategic communication with ships at sea.

At the core of the station’s operations was the centuries old observation that the pigeons possess the ability to quickly and accurately find their home. If the weather was favourable for flying, the pigeons could reach a speed of 100 km per hour.

The building has been reconstructed several times over the years and is now a residential building. But the outside clearly reveals the buildings distinctive shape, which was built using the red bricks characteristic of older architecture in Karosta.

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