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Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: detail of gargoyles by the main entrance

RIBA108506
Gesellius, Herman (1874-1916)
NOTES: Pohjola was the first fire insurance building in Finland and the first to be constructed of fire-resistant materials (ie native stone - granite). It was also the first true National Romantic building by the architectural trio of Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The majority of the sculptural work on the building is by Hilda Flodin.

Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: detail of the upper facade window bay and sculpture

RIBA108507
Gesellius, Herman (1874-1916)
NOTES: Pohjola was the first fire insurance building in Finland and the first to be constructed of fire-resistant materials (ie native stone - granite). It was also the first true National Romantic building by the architectural trio of Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The majority of the sculptural work on the building is by Hilda Flodin.

Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: facade detail

RIBA108509
Gesellius, Herman (1874-1916)
NOTES: Pohjola was the first fire insurance building in Finland and the first to be constructed of fire-resistant materials (ie native stone - granite). It was also the first true National Romantic building by the architectural trio of Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The majority of the sculptural work on the building is by Hilda Flodin.

Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: facade detail with carved figures

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Gesellius, Herman (1874-1916)
NOTES: Pohjola was the first fire insurance building in Finland and the first to be constructed of fire-resistant materials (ie native stone - granite). It was also the first true National Romantic building by the architectural trio of Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The majority of the sculptural work on the building is by Hilda Flodin.
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