The Verla groundwood and board mill is a unique, small-scale industrial complex from the early years of the Finnish wood processing industry. Within its rural setting, the area includes mills, power plants and workers’ housing. Only a handful of such settlements survive to the present day.
The first groundwood mill at Verla was founded in 1872 but was destroyed by fire in 1876. A larger mill, founded in 1882, continued to operate until 1964.
Verla is a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Not sure why the postcard shows Werla, with a “ W”)