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Isokatu is the city’s old main street. Along it the city’s richest merchants and ship-owners built their houses. The Rahms’ house on the corner of Isokatu and Pakkahuoneenkatu is one of the oldest preserved burgher houses in Kokkola. It was built in 1753 by ship-owner Johan Rahm inspired by the baroque style of the Kaarlela vicarage. In its day, Rahm’s trading house was one of the most successful in the city. According to a testament from Rahm’s wife, the trading house’s wealth in 1758 was around 150,000 kuparitaaleris (copper coins), which back then could have bought 50 city houses in Kokkola.

The Hongell´s House