Vintage Postcards - Kongens Gate - Trondheim, Norway
Kongens gate or King Street is one of Trondheim's main streets. It was built as part of the rezoning after the great fire in 1681 and is one of the principal axes of the baroque town plan designed by Major General Johan Caspar von Cicignon. With a width of 60 cubits, it stretches from the piers Kjøpmannsgata, over the square and past Prinsensgate.
It continues with a narrower street race - the old country road west, Geilan - Skansen in Ila. The stretch of King Street was determined by two buildings that had survived the fire - Our Lady Church and Town Hall.
It is a crucial trading street and communication hub. Most city bus routes have stops along King Street, and Trondheim Tramway follows Kongens gate on the way out of the center. The street also has many hotels.
Postcard of Konges Gade, Trondhjem, Norway, from the early 1900s. Unused. 13.8 x 8.8 cm. Printer not identified.
Postcard of Konges Gate, Trondhjem, Norway, from early 1910s. Unused. 13.7 x 8.7 cm. Printed by Eckardts Bok- og Papirhandel, Trondhjem.
Title: Kongens Gade med Torvet, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 691
Manufacturer: H. Warners Kunstforlag, Bergen
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 734382879
Title: Kongensgate med Frue Kirke, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 2042
Manufacturer: J. H. Küenholdt A/S., Kristiania
Date: Undated but Circa 1915
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 734401284