1668 – Finspong Castle
The first foundation stone of what was to become Finspong Castle was laid in 1668. The castle was completed in 1685. The architect of this one of the largest baroque castles in Sweden, was a Dutchman Adriaan Dortsman. The patron of the Works had the following inscribed in stone at the entrance to the castle. ”The pleasure of adorning a beloved adopted country was the reason for this building”.