This impressive brick-facade building is called ‘Kihlman’ and it was completed in 1898.
This building is from the early part of the Art Nouveau Jugendstil period, which was a cross-over era when architects were experimenting with new styles.
The ‘Kihlman’ building was created by architects Karl Hård af Segerstadt and Bertel Jung.
Bricks were expensive at the time, as they needed to be imported. This decorated brick style was typical of a new style found across Northern Europe in the late 1890s.
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