“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

LO-Huset / LO Building

LO-Huset / LO Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 12, 2017
1. LO-Huset / LO Building Marker
Inscription.   Uppfördes 1899 för trävaruhandlaren Gustaf Carlberg. Arkitekt Ferdinand Boberg. Kungl Vetenskapsakademiens nobelkommitteer hade lokaler här till 1909 och Sv Akademiens Nobelinstitut till 1921.

Huset förvärvades 1926 av Landsorganisatiönen i Sverige. LO har sedan dess säte här vid Norra Bantorget, som blivit ett centrum för svensk arbetarrörelse. Sven Wallantler, Olle Hjortzberg m fl kända arkitekter och konstnärer har bidragit i utformningen av byggnaden.

Designed by the noted architect Ferdinand Boberg in 1899 the building has been the headquarters of the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions, LO, since 1926.

[The English summary on the marker omits what some might consider important information, hence a rough translation of the Swedish text is provided:]

Built in 1899 for the wood trader Gustaf Carlberg. Architect Ferdinand Boberg. The Nobel Committees of the Royal Academy of Sciences were located here until 1909 and the Swedish Academy of Fine Arts until 1921.

The house was acquired in 1926 by the Landsorganisationen i Sverige. Since
LO-Huset / LO Building Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 12, 2017
2. LO-Huset / LO Building Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible in the background, with a statue of August Palm in the foreground. Palm was, according to Wikipedia, "a Swedish socialist activist and a key person in introducing the social democratic labour movement."
then, LO has had its seat at Norra Bantorget, which has become a center for the Swedish labor movement. Sven Wallantler, Olle Hjortzberg, well-known architects and artists have contributed to the design of the building.
Erected by Samfundet S:t Erik.
Location. 59° 20.148′ N, 18° 3.294′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnhusgatan and Upplandsgatan, on the right when traveling west on Barnhusgatan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Barnhusgatan 18, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 23, Sweden.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Eldhs Brantingsmonument / Carl Eldh's Branting Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Park and Gardens (about 240 meters away); Carl Jonas Love Almquist (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); August Strindberg (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jenny Nyström (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Varuhuset PUB / PUB Department Store (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Regarding LO-Huset / LO Building.
LO-Huset / LO Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 12, 2017
3. LO-Huset / LO Building
Landsorganisationen i Sverige, or simply LO, is an umbrella organization for a number of public- and private-sector unions in Sweden. Norra Bantorget = "Northern Railway Square" is the area in Stockholm in which the LO-Huset is located.
Also see . . .  Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Wikipedia). "The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Swedish: Landsorganisationen i Sverige, literally "National Organisation in Sweden"), commonly referred to as LO, is a national trade union centre, an umbrella organisation for fourteen Swedish trade unions that organise mainly "blue-collar" workers. The Confederation, which gathers in total about 1.5 million employees out of Sweden's 10 million people population, was founded in 1898 by blue-collar unions on the initiative of the 1897 Scandinavian Labour Congress and the Swedish Social Democratic Party, which almost exclusively was made up by trade unions...." (Submitted on August 11, 2017.) 
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<i>Stockholm. Barnhusgatan. Nobel-institut och Folkets Hus.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Stockholm. Barnhusgatan. Nobel-institut och Folkets Hus.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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