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Ben Renvall, Lauri the Blacksmith, 1963

Länsiranta 2, Salo

Ben Renvall’s bronze sculpture Lauri the Blacksmith stands on a small mound on the riverfront at the end of Vilhonkatu. The sculpture was made in 1963. Tradition says that a blacksmith named Lauri was the first known resident of Salo. When the township became a city in 1960, a statue project in honour of the blacksmith was launched. The expenses were covered by donations and appropriations from the newly established city.

Updated 11.1.2023
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Länsiranta 2, Salo