President Urho Kekkonen (1900–1986) was born at the Lepikko croft in Pielavesi and spent his youth in Kainuu.
Urho moved to Kajaani with his family at the age of eleven and attended elementary and grammar school in the city. He also excelled in athletics as an adolescent. During his political career and presidency, he used to visit Kainuu and his former home town, Kajaani, as often as possible.
Urho Kekkonen lived in a corner apartment in the building until 1926. A relief by Matti Hynynen is on the wall of the building. The building is currently used as an office building.