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11 GRANITE RELIEFS

The granite reliefs depict the customers of the”Sparekasse” bank: workmen, farmers, fishermen, housewives, young people, etc. They were originally part of the façade of the Sparekasse in Nygade.

The Sparekasse building was drawn by the architect Einar Ørnsholt. He left an architectural imprint on Nakskov and its surrounding area in the years 1917-1950s. Examples are: Ole Kirks Allé (the houses in that street), Nakskov Railway Station, the old library in Klostergade, and many villas.

The Sparekasse later moved into another location and in connection with a thorough renovation, the granite reliefs disappeared. Later, they were discovered quite accidentally in a construction supply site and now décorate the base of the building in Kattesundet 2.