Vintage Postcards - Kjøbmandsgate - Trondheim, Norway

Kjøbmandsgate, more likely known as Kjøpmannsgata, is located between the city and the seaside along Nidelva has been the 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 the 1700s and 1800s, it also went under the name Sogade - quickened in Nini Roll Anker's novel House Søgaten.

The street is on 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 significant piers that should ignite if a fire should occur in the city.

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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

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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

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

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 rivers and in both gables elevator devices, allowing goods to be moved up or down and worn in or out on 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.

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

The oldest piers are traditional timber purlin roofs the membrane; the newer timber frame with a truss roof. A unique 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, it was the piers and Nidelva city's only port. The catastrophic fire in 1681 - which spawned kidney regulation of town - began in Henrik Horn Mans pier just below the current Bakke bridge.

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

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

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