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Downtown in Gar­abŠr in ReykjavÝkurborg, H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­, Iceland — North Atlantic and Artic Oceans (a Nordic Island)
 

ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office

 
 
Prime Minister's Office Marker - English image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. Prime Minister's Office Marker - English
Inscription.  

Prime Minister's Office
Government House

Built in 1761-1771
Served as a prison until 1813

Royal residence and
Governor's residence until 1904

Seat of government offices since 1904
Office of the President of Iceland from 1973-1996


ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­
Stjˇrnarrß­sh˙si­

Byggt ß ßrunum 1761-1771
Tugth˙s til ßrsins 1813

Kˇngsgar­ur og
Landsh÷f­ingjah˙s til 1904

A­setur Stjˇrnarrß­s ═slands frß 1904
A­setur Forseta ═slands ß ßrunum 1973-1996


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 64° 8.843′ N, 21° 56.132′ W. Marker is in Gar­abŠr, Capital Region (H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­), in ReykjavÝkurborg. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of LŠkjargata and BankastrŠti, on the right on LŠkjargata. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gar­abŠr, Capital Region 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernh÷ftsh˙s (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernh÷ftstorfan / Bernh÷ft's Sward
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(within shouting distance of this marker); BakarÝi­ / Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gimli (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hressingarskßlinn (about 90 meters away); Ingˇlfur Arnarson (about 90 meters away); Arnarhˇll Arnarhˇlstra­ir (about 120 meters away); Arnarhˇlstra­ir / The Arnar Hill Path (about 120 meters away).
 
Also see . . .  The Cabinet House (Nordica Adventure Travel). "The so-called Cabinet House (Stjornarrad) has carried a few names since it was built as a prison during the period 1765-70. The original idea was to accommodate vagabonds who were fit enough and able to work for the pioneer woolen industies of the country. The governor of Iceland at the time, Skuli Magnusson, was an ideologist, who wanted to create employment possibilities for the agricultural population of the country by building those factories....In 1904, Iceland was granted home rule by the Danish government. This announcement was read publicly on the steps of the Cabinet House and the official flag of the country was hoisted in front of it for the first time. Consequently the house was occupied by the three ministers of the
ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic
Icelandic government and got its present name." (Submitted on January 1, 2018.) 
 
ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
3. ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office and Markers
The English and Icelandic versions of the marker are visible here on each side of the steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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