Kuressaare town hall was built in 1654-1670. The initiator of town hall building was count M. G. De la Gardie. Town hall is simple and dour but appears to be grand representative of so called northern baroque the decoration of which is hewed portal that dates 1670.
On top of the portal on the cornice You can see the writing in Latin: SEMPER OFFICIO FUNGITUR UTILITATI HOMINUM CONSULENS ET SOCIETATI ANNO MDCLXX Interesting to know: The ceiling of town hall second floor hall is decorated the biggest ceiling painting of Estonia of all times. On the first floor of town hall there are town hall gallery and tourist information office, on the second floor - Kuressaare City Council