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Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
 

The Culture House / Safnah˙si­

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
1. The Culture House / Safnah˙si­ Marker
Inscription.  
Safnah˙si­ var byggt 1906 — 1908 fyrir s÷fnin Ý landinu og opna­ ßri­ 1909. ═ Safnah˙sinu voru Landsbˇkasafn, Ůjˇ­skjalasafn, Nßtt˙rugripasafn ßsamt Ůjˇ­minjasafni og Listasafni. Danski arkitektinn Johannes Magdahl Nielsen teikna­i h˙si­ sem n˙ er fri­lřst og var sameina­ Ůjˇ÷minjasafni islands ßri­ 2013.

The Culture House was built between 1906 and 1908 to house Iceland's museums. The Culture House opened in 1909 and has since housed the National Library, the National Archives, the Natural History Museum as well as the National Museum and National Gallery. The building, which has now been protected as a historical building, was designed by Danish architect Johannes Magdahl Nielsen and merged with the National Museum of Iceland in 2013.
 
Erected by National Museum of Iceland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 64° 8.833′ N, 21° 55.933′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i. Marker is at the intersection

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
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of Hverfisgata and IngˇlfsstrŠti, on the right when traveling west on Hverfisgata. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Gunnlaugur ClŠssen (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnarhˇll Arnarhˇlstra­ir (within shouting distance of this marker); Arnarhˇlstra­ir / The Arnar Hill Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Laugavegur (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bankastraeti 10 (about 90 meters away); Ingˇlfur Arnarson (about 120 meters away); Laugavegur 15 (about 150 meters away); ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
3. The Culture House / Safnah˙si­ and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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