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Vintage Postcards - Munkegata & Stiftsgården - Trondheim, Norway

Munkegata - the friendliest street in Europe, says Leopold von Buch - Munkegata, which runs straight from the Cathedral down through the town towards Ravnekloi, so-called fjord down at the End, which is Fisketorg; Munkegata, directly in sight with Munkeholmen right out in the fjord, was wide with red cloth in the middle of a table bridge.

The Munkegata leads directly to the Torget, to Trondheim's central square, which marks the center of the old town. You can walk the Munkegata a little further north and find the Stiftsgården.

Stiftsgården is the royal residence in Trondheim, Norway. It is centrally situated on the city's most famous thoroughfare, Munkegaten.

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Munkegata by Tram. You can see the tram tracks in the foreground.

Title: Munkegaten med Stiftsgaarden, 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 734386297

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Stiftsgården - the Royal Residence in Trondheim (shown on the left) is one of the largest wooden buildings in Norway, completed in 1778, measuring 58 meters along Munkegaten. in 1906 - King Håkon VII was crowned, and the name "the Royal Residence" was taken into use.

Title: Munkegaden med Stiftsgaarden, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 724
Manufacturer: H. Warner's Kunstforlag, Trondhjem
Date: 1908
Manufactured: Unknown
Photographer: Eneberettiget
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 735741059

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.