I am a street along the edge of the west side city wall, like the Müürivahe Street, on the other side of the city, on the edge of the eastern defensive wall.
We are both defensive passage streets, originating in the Middle Ages. Narrow, somewhat dark and secretive. The lower parts of our walls, feature gothic arched niches. In a similar fashion as the city wall of Visby, on the island of Gotland, it was possible to conserve stones, whilst not weakening the structure.
Many of our names have been changed throughout the ages. I was previously also called Wall Street and in 1872 I became Laboratory Street, named after the cannon laboratory, gunpowder was made here. The name of Wall Street was then given to the present day Müürivahe Street.
During the Swedish period, I was named “Bastion Street” and on the other side of the wall, were earthen fortifications. I extend to the north until Customs and Wide Streets, with my southern reach being to the Granary and School Street. The current Wall Street is indeed longer, but I have much more of a Gothic flair and anyone who finds themselves here, will see that.