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.