Keminmaa New Church

Keminmaa, Finland

The New Church of Kemimaa was built in 1823 to replace an previous church made in 1793. The previous one had weak structures and it was about to collapse. The new empire style church was designed by the famous architect C.L. Engel. The altarpiece was painted by J. Hedman in 1827.

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Founded: 1823
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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