Photograph

Juhani Viiste

ford building (1) greek catholic church (1) Sortavala (112) bus station (1) ford (1) church council (1) church (1)

The photo, also printed as a postcard, from late 1930s depicts modern Sortavala: the stately building of the Church Council of the Greek Catholic Church stands opposite the bus station. The building was completed in 1932, three years before the bus station. Apparently, due to an advertisement painted on one of its walls, the new residents of the town dubbed the building "Ford Building" and even thought it was owned by Ford.

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