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The Finlayson

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The Finlayson

The Finlayson, founded by the Scotsman James Finlayson, opened in 1820 and was the largest cotton fabric manufacturer in Scandinavia. Technologically it was one of the most advanced factories in the Nordic countries, its know-how borrowed from the leading industrial nation of the era, Great Britain. In 1882, the Finlayson factory installed the very first light-bulb in Scandinavia. The main building, completed in 1837, is considered the finest example of Finnish industrial architecture. It's listed as a national landmark and what was once a bustling factory is now devoted to cafés and restaurants. Like a city within a city in its heyday, the Finlayson retains that role as the old industrial heart of Tampere is converted into its cultural and entertainment core.

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Posted 07/2010

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