This building was designed to be a bank. Since its construction, in 1911, it has served as a pharmacy, a fabric shop, and a doctor's practice. Captain Sjöblom bought the building in 1951.
John Ekman was one of Kaskinen's last professional fishermen to work along the coast on his own. He lived in this house with his wife Serafina.
Jalmari Ollila was the office manager of Kaskö Wood for several decades. Besides working in the wood business, he was responsible for companies in shipping and the fur industry.
The artist Thure Sundell lived here. Although the house no longer remains, we can still see his little pavilion in the garden.
Hotel-owner and restaurateur
(b. 1900 - d. 1995)
This house is one of the oldest in Kaskinen. It has stood here since 1785. Over the centuries, many owners have each put their mark on its look.
Onni Wilhelm Lauha was one of the last old-fashioned tailors in Kaskinen. He both lived and had his shop in this house. The door to the shop has since been replaced with a window.
The artist Birgitta Recksén made her mark as a master of frescoes and glass paintings. She has created church art in Italy, Denmark, and Finland, and her work has been exhibited all over Europe.
The old wooden houses in Kaskinen have many stories to tell. We have chosen 20 people whose stories tell us about the history and life in the town of Kaskinen.