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Lappeen pappila

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Hidden : 2/16/2008
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Helppo peruskätkö lähellä Lappeenrannan keskustaa
An easy traditional cache near the centrum of Lappeenranta

Lappeen pappila rakennettiin alunperin nimensä mukaisesti Lappeen seurakunnan rovastin virka-asunnoksi vuonna 1871. Pappilana paikka toimi vuoteen 1955 asti, jonka jälkeen rakennukset siirtyivät kaupungin omistukseen. 1960-luvulta aina 2000-luvun alkuun asti annettiin pappilan rapistua hiljalleen varsin heikkoon kuntoon.

Vuonna 2003 pappila entisöitiin vanhaan loistoonsa EU-rahojen turvin. Entisöintiprojekti toteutettiin pääasiallisesti opiskelijavoimin.

Nykyisin päärakennuksessa toimii tilausravintola Lappeen Ruustinna sekä viereisessä vanhassa navettarakennuksessa Etelä-Karjalan taideyhdistyksen ylläpitämä Galleria Pihatto. Galleria on auki ympäri vuoden ja sisäänpääsy on ilmainen, joten se soveltuu hyvin vierailukohteeeksi kätköilyn yhteydessä. Meneillään olevan näyttelyn voit tarkistaa täältä.

Lappeen pappila was built in 1871 to serve as a residence for the head of the local lutherian parish. The residence was occupied by the priests until 1955 after which the ownership was transfered to the municipality of Lappeenranta. From the early sixties until the begining of the new millenium the place was unattended and slowly got into quite bad shape.

In the 2003 the place was restored to its former glory in a restauration project funded by the European Union. Most of the work was carried out by students of restauration and architecture.

Nowdays the main building has a restaurant called Lappeen Ruustinna (Ruustinna meaning the head of the parish's wife) and the old barn next to it is occupied by the art gallery Galleria Pihatto operated by the south-carelian art society. The gallery is open through out the year and entrance is free, so it makes a nice place to visit after finding the cache.

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