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Kumpulagården ( Kumpulagården)
Address: Vardøveien 5, 9800 Vadsø
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Client: Merchant Daniel Sundelin
Construction System /
Log building; wood
Building Type: Farmstead; farmhouse; stable
Year of Construction: 1850-1862
Kumpulagården is situated in the eastern part of Vadsø called Ytre Kvenby (Kven is the part of the population who are descendants of Finnish immigrants). The properties lay side by side as a village structure along the road, which again was parallel with the shore. The house was typically parallel with the road, the outbuildings were at the back and there would be a warehouse on the waterfront. This part of town was established by Finnish immigrants who arrived during the middle of the 19th century. The deeds of what is now Kumpulagården are dated 1850. The original building housed both the people and their livestock under the same roof. This combination is often called a Varanger house as it is typical of the region. In this particular case the livestock resided in a side-wing at the back of the house, which has since been demolished and replaced by a free-standing stable. The warehouse has also been demolished.

The farmstead Kumpulagården was given protected status in accordance with the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act in 1990.
Literature: Bratrein, Håvard Dahl: "Varangerhuset" i Norveg 23/1980.
Niemi, Einar: "Byggeskikk og arkitektur i Finnmark", Fortidsminneforeningens årbok 1983.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 18.05.2009
Author: R.S.
Photographer: R.S.

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