Source: Kuressaare TIK
It is believed that a local pharmacist came up with the idea of building a Kuursaal (resort hall). Construction took eight months, and it was officially opened on 11 June 1889. In the centre part, the so-called White Hall, housed a restaurant, while the right wing was home to a summer theatre and the left wing was used for a kitchen area and offices. The theatre mostly hosted performances by ensembles from Germany, but Estonian actors started appearing here after World War I.
Good to know
*In 1989 the kuursaal was named 'Best Building in Soviet Estonia 1988'
*Today the Kuursaal accommodates a cafe, concerts and an open air cinema. There are cosy rooms in the guesthouse on the second floor.