Lars Sonck, together with Eliel Saarinen, was one of the most important Finnish architects of National Romanticism -period. As a 23 year-old, and even before graduating, Lars Sonck made his breakthrough as an architect by winning a competition organised in Turku to design a major church. During his career Lars Sonck designed churches, public offices, apartment buildings, and log cabins, prepared town and city plans, and held strong views on public construction. His very well known works in Helsinki are Kallio Church, Mikael Agricola Church, Helsinki Telephone Company building, Eira Hospital, Helsinki Stock Exchange, and Hypoteekkiyhdistys. This beautiful residential building, built in 1909, you can admire at Maneesikatu 2, Kruununhaka.