Before the First World War, more than half of the apartment buildings in Helsinki was designed by contractors. This was due to very high demand for small housies, as well as architects’ lack of interest of designing them. Leuto A. Pajunen was one most popular of the building contractors. He designed and built over 30 buildings for the middle class, mainly at Töölö, and created solutions for self-employed and increasing working women set of needs.
In this picture you can see the name of the house ”Fred-Karia” and the designer ’s initials ”LaP”, on the wall at Arkadiankatu 16, Helsinki.