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Finnish Air force

Alpo Sailo (1) Brahenkatu (5) Singer (5) Uno Ullberg (7) Statue (1) Karjalankatu (33) kalevala (5) park (1) Väinämöinen (3) K.G. Berg (1) Poem singer (1) Berg (8) Bengt M. Schalin (1) Kolmikulmapuisto (5) Petri Shemeikka (1) 1926 (44) Seurahuone (14) Raatihuoneenkatu (14) Pedri Shemeikka (5) Alpo (5) Shemeikka (6)


In 1926, the winnings from the song festival were used to establish the Border Karelia Foundation aiming at the promotion of Karelian culture in Border Karelia. The first tangible result from the activities of the foundation was that Alpo Sailo's Poem Singer Statue was erected in the Kolmikulmapuisto park in connection with the song festival marking the centennial anniversary of Kalevala in 1935. Also judge K.G. Berg remembered the statue project in his will.
Kolmikulmapuisto became the best park town. The area had previously contained some of the buildings of the Old Town, such as the first Seurahuone, which was demolished in 1908 after the completion of the new Seurahuone (left bottom corner in the photo) next to it. The planning of the park to be located between Karjalankatu, Brahenkatu and Raatihuoneenkatu began in 1928, and the Poem Singer Statue was commissioned from Alpo Sailo. Architect Uno Ullberg and garden architect Bengt M. Schalin were responsible for other designing of the park area.

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