Usko Nyström was one of the most influential Finnish architects together with his students such as Eliel Saarinen and Alvar Aalto. Many of his works were made while he was in the architectural partnership at Usko Nyström─Petrelius─Penttilä, which operated from 1895 to 1908. Among the most notable works of this trio were 18 bourgeois apartment buildings in central Helsinki, but his most famous work is the Grand Hôtel Cascade (Imatran Valtionhotelli), built in 1903. This beautiful ”Städet” apartment building at Meritullinkatu 9/Rauhankatu 3, was built in 1905. As you can see Nyström was also a very talented typographer -these national romantic styled letters are fabulous and my favourite ones. You can also find more of his creations very nearby, for example at Oikokatu 13, Kristianinkatu 1 and Liisankatu 16.