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The house was owned in 1800 by the sailor’s widow Leena Hackenberg.

Fire insurance

The house was insured against fire in 1876. The owner of the house was Erika Wilhelmina Sjöroos, the daughter of a sailor. The residential building along Isopoikkikikatu was an old, boarded-up, oil-painted building. The building had two chambers and a covered entrance. On the courtyard side there was another residential building, built in one piece with the main building. It was unplanked and painted with red paint. It had a pantry and a baking room. Both buildings were of the single-storey type at the bottom. An extension of this building was an outbuilding, partly made of logs, partly of planking and painted red. It contained a woodshed and a latrine. The entrance to the site was through a gate on Isopoikkatu. At the back of the small courtyard was a well.

Modification drafts

The residential building was redecorated in 1901. The drawings were made by Arvi Forsman. The panelling on the windows and the gate are in the neo-renaissance style. The small building has two rooms on the street side and a wing on the courtyard side with a kitchen with a baking oven, a small pantry and a shed. The porch is in the corner of the building and leads to the kitchen. There is also a small outbuilding on the plot.

In 1926, there is a plan to open a commercial building on the Isopoikkikatu side. The shop will have a shop window. In 1935, the door is closed and the façade is to be restored.

In 1960, the building was modernised. The windows on the street façade were divided into two overlapping grids. The courtyard side was given a standard ventilated window. The porch area was slightly enlarged to accommodate a toilet. The location of the partition wall between the bedrooms on the street side was slightly altered. The kitchen has a sink unit. There is no longer a baking oven, but the wood-burning stove was retained. The outbuilding was connected to the main building, and a bathroom was added at the rear of the building. The toilet block attached to the outbuilding had to be demolished.

Current situation

Residential building
Short-cornered residential building, ribbed horizontal planking, enlarged windows, saddle roof. The current appearance dates from 1960. The upper window trim follows Arvi Forsman’s idea from 1901.

Outdoor building
Exterior building made of board

A gate made in the old style.