Tauras Hill

The House of the Nation was to be built here. M. K. Čiurlionis has enthusiastically supported the idea raised in 1907 and cherished by the Lithuanian community to have one building, where meetings of various societies, choir rehearsals, performances, concerts, Lithuanian art exhibitions would take place. The artist’s idea was even more ambitious: it was to be a luxurious palace with a modern hall for exhibitions; it was to be situated on the hill. In October of 1911, after the death of M. K. Čiurlionis, the Lithuanian community acquired a plot for construction in Pamėnkalnis, in the territory of today’s Tauras Hill. Unfortunately, with the outbreak of World War I, this idea was not accomplished.

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