The visitors to Rimpi included Juvelius, Meriläinen, Pääkkönen, Niemi and Ohrt, and, later, Paulaharju, who took his now classic photograph of Uljaska.
Gallen-Kallela and the Swedish artist Count Sparre made sketches and drawings of the people in Rimpi and published these in their works. Sparre was joined on his second trip to Rimpi by sculptor Emil Wikström. Two years later (1894), the architects Yrjö Blomstedt and Victor Sucksdorff began their journey to Karelia in Rimpi:
"A short way from Juortane is the first Orthodox house in Rimpi; it is still on the Finnish side of the border, but very close to the frontier. It was here that we saw a house most remarkable for purposes of our study of architecture, for it is a bridge or transitional structure between the Finnish and Russian-Karelian styles. The dwelling proper conforms exactly to the simplest type of the Russian-Karelian model, but the frame is particularly well built."
The house Blomstedt describes here was burnt to the ground by Finnish soldiers during the Winter War, as was another house, the Huoseisvaara house, which Blomstedt and Sucksdorff said had been built perfectly in accordance with the Viena tradition. The houses were burnt by Finnish soldiers on the premise that the enemy could have made use of them, although there was no military activity near the village during the War.
The village rose from the ashes after the War, but the authorities would not allow people to build houses in the Viena style. In the early 1980s, there were no longer any year-round residents, but one did settle there again in 1991.