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Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
 

Gimli

 
 
Gimli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
1. Gimli Marker
Inscription.  
Knud Zimsen verfrŠ­ingur og borgarstˇri Ý ReykjavÝk reisti h˙si­ til Ýb˙­ar 1905 og nefndi Gimli. Ůa­ var byggt m.a, ˙r steinem sem framleiddir voru Ý verksmi­junni Mj÷lni. Loftin eru jßrnbent turn■aki­ er fyrsta ■ak ˙r jßrnbentri steinsteypu ß ═slandi. Han flutti ˙r h˙sinu 1911 en mestan hluta aldarinnar var h˙si­ nota­ fyrir řmsar rÝkisstofnanir. H˙si­ var endurbyggt ß vegum Minjaverndar 1986.

(English translation:)

Knud Zimsen, an engineer and mayor of ReykjavÝk, built the house as a residence in 1905 and named it Gimli. It was built, among other things, of stone produced at the "Factory Mj÷lni" and has the first roof in Iceland made of reinforced concrete. Zimsen moved from the house in 1911, but for most of the century the house was used by various government agencies. The house was renovated by the Ministry of Conservation of Antiquities in 1986.
 
Erected by Minjavernd.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 64° 8.802′ N, 21° 56.168′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i. Marker can be reached from LŠkjargata just south of BankastrŠti. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

Gimli Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2018
2. Gimli Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the left edge of the building.
walking distance of this marker. BakarÝi­ / Bakery (a few steps from this marker); Bernh÷ftsh˙s (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernh÷ftstorfan / Bernh÷ft's Sward (within shouting distance of this marker); LandlŠknih˙si­ (within shouting distance of this marker); ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Menntaskˇlinn Ý ReykjavÝk / High School in ReykjavÝk (about 90 meters away); Ůjˇ­fundurinn 1851 / The National Assembly of 1851 (about 90 meters away); Hressingarskßlinn (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
Gimli Building - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
3. Gimli Building - Wider View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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