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Vintage Postcards - Kjøbmandsgate - Trondheim, Norway

Kjøbmandsgate more likely known as Kjøpmannsgata is located between the city and the seaside along Nidelva has been a main street in Trondheim since it was built by the rezoning after the great fire of 1681.

Then replaced the medieval main street Kaupmannastræte, who survived in the form of the narrow Krambodgaden and still partly do exist.

In Cicignons urban from 1681 - was Kjøpmannsgata one of the three 27 meters wide main axes. In 1700s and 1800s went also under the name Sogade - quickened in Nini Roll Anker's novel House Søgaten.

The street is in two levels, separated by a wide, sloping middle discount. In the median was planted trees, which would also serve as the spark. This was done to prevent the economically important piers should ignite if fire should occur in the city.

On several fires have Kjøpmannsgata also worked as intended as firebreak. The rescued piers under great fires in 1708 and 1841. Yet piers repeatedly been harried by fire, and today there are very few 1700s brewer back. By introducing walled green in 1845 were made except for the piers.

Between Kjøpmannsgata and river, the city's oldest port area is a row of boathouses or docks, as they are called in Trøndelag. These warehouses are located gabled river and in both gables elevator device, allowing goods to be moved up or down and worn in or out in any floor.

Docks were adapted to a transport pattern where almost everything was transported by sea heavily. On the inside of the street lay merchant farms.

Row of piers gives a clue about medieval property boundaries, when estates stretched in narrow allotments from the river into the city, originally across the current Kjøpmannsgata and until Krambugata.

The oldest piers are traditional timber purlin roofs the membrane; the newer timber frame with truss roof. A special feature is the "flat pier" - the recession pier at the lower part of the quay area.

Until piers north of town along Fjordgata was listed in the 1700s, was the piers along Nidelva city's only port. The catastrophic fire in 1681 - which spawned kidney regulation of town - began in Henrik Horn Mans pier just below current Bakke bridge.

In the 1930s, let city architect Sverre Pedersen proposal to "redevelop" piers Kjøpmannsgata. One of the proposals that were up at the time, was to replace these with functionalist lamellar.

From Cicignons kidney regulation of town until the end of the 1800s was the western side of Kjøpmannsgata dominated by handelsgrosserernes ("søgadegrosserernes") housing.

GGA-ATL 734391867

View of Håndverkerforeningen, Kjøpmannsgata 12 in Trondhjem. You can view a more recent photograph of this structure at Wikipedia

Title: Kjøbmandsgate, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 2035
Manufacturer: J. H. Küenholdt A/S., Kristiania
Date: Undated but Circa 1915
Manufactured: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 734391867

GGA-ATL 739167865

GGA-ATL 734422592

Title: Kjøbmands Gade, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 17
Manufacturer: C. A Erichsen, Christiania
Date: Undated but circa 1910
Manufactured: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 734422592

GGA-ATL 739167865

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