Vitali Dobrinin

One year after getting married in 1850, Lönnrot built himself a house in Kajaani, it was the biggest house in town at that time. After many thoughts of moving, Lönnrot had at last made up his mind to settle in Kajaani for the rest of his life. In 1853 however, Lönnrot was offered a professorship of Finnish language at the University of Helsinki and in January 1854 he moved to the capital. Lönnrot's house was demolished in 1968 and a store house, labelled by the citizens, as the ugliest house in Kajaani, was built in it's place.