“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)

"Lejonet" / "The Lion"

"Lejonet" / "The Lion" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
1. "Lejonet" / "The Lion" Marker
Inscription.   Vid 1625 års brand skadades på denna tomt flera medeltida hus av vilka ett sedan 1605 inrymde värdshuset "Lejonet". 1636 uppförde assessor Nils Nilsson Stiernflycht detta hus under ledning av murmästaren Hans Ferster. Nuvarande exteriör tillkom omkring 1700. Värdshusrörelsen fortsatte intill 1800-talets mitt under namn av omväxlande "Lejonet", "Förgyllta Lejonet" och "Tyska Lejonet".

[English translation:]
In 1625, a number of medieval buildings were damaged by fire on this site, of which one, an inn - "The Lion", had operated since 1605. In 1636, assessor Nils Nilsson Stiernflycht built this house under the direction of master mason Hans Ferster. The existing exterior was added around 1700. An inn was again operated here until the middle of the 19th Century, alternating between the names of "The Lion", "The Guilded Lion" and "The German Lion". (Marker Number 1052.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 59° 19.447′ N, 18° 4.27′ E. Marker is in Stockholm
"Lejonet" / "The Lion" Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
2. "Lejonet" / "The Lion" Marker - Wide View
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, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Skomakargatan and Tyska bringen, on the right when traveling south on Skomakargatan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 27, Sweden. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Källaren Fimmelstången / The Fimmelstången Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lydert Bartels' Hus (House) (about 150 meters away); Stuténska Huset / The Stuten Building (about 150 meters away); Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) (about 150 meters away); Erik Dahlbergh (about 210 meters away); Tessinska Palatset / Tessin Palace (about 210 meters away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Regarding "Lejonet" / "The Lion". The fire mentioned on the marker, the Great Fire of 1625 (Stora Branden 1625 ), destroyed a significant portion of the surrounding area on September 1, 1625.
Also see . . .  Kvarteret Atlas (Wikipedia, in Swedish). A short article on the Atlas neighborhood, in which the Lion Inn was located, including a paragraph on the history of the inn. (Submitted on August 12, 2017.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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