July 1976 – Saint George’s Church in Mariehamn, Aland

Project Postcard July 1976 Mariehamn Akand Finland

Project Postcard July 1976 Mariehamn Akand Finland back

This is the Saint George’s Church in Mariehamn, Aland. Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Mariehamn is the seat of the Government and Parliament of Åland.

The town was named after the Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna. Mariehamn was founded in 1861, around the village of Övernäs, in what was at the time part of the municipality of Jomala. The city has since expanded and incorporated more of Jomala territory. Mariehamn was built according to a very regular scheme which is well-preserved. One of the oldest streets is Södragatan where many wooden houses dating from the 19th century can be seen.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos