Halla House, Helsinki

Halla House, Helsinki

An absolutely beautiful addition to the Seurasaari Island Open Air Museum in 1965 was the Halla house. It was moved to this famous institution from Hyrynsalmi, Finland, where it stood by itself on Hallavaara. It is representative of the Kainuu region of the country.

J.A. Heikkinen owned the farm. He is rather famous in the country because he was a Member of Parliament for a while. During his time in office, he helped to improve the situation for people who were farmers, and helped to get many people interested in agriculture. The homestead was also a stopover for the Jaeger family of Finland.

This place was occupied until the year 1958. During that whole time, the main room of the house was kept simple and functional. It was a farm, so the place saw chores and crafts, barreling and even slaughtering of animals. The room was also used by many people as a stopover place at night. It is said that the doors of the Halla house were never locked to anyone.

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Sight Name: Halla House
Sight Location: Helsinki, Finland (See walking tours in Helsinki)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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