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

AusturstrŠti 14

 
 
AusturstrŠti 14 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. AusturstrŠti 14 Marker
Inscription.   Jˇn Ůorlßksson, fyrrverandi forsŠisrß­herra ═slands og borgarstjˇri ReykjavÝkur, let reisa h˙si­ ari­ 1928. Einar Erlendsson h˙sameistari ger­i teikningar a­ h˙sinu en lßgmyndin ß gafli ■ess, sem er eftir Gu­mund Einarsson frß Mi­dal, sřnir landnßm Ingˇlfs Arnarsonar. Ůegar Einar Benediktsson keypti lˇ­ina ßri­ 1907 var h˙n talin dřrasti blettur ß ═slandi og var eftir ■a­ k÷llu­ Gulllˇ­in.

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(English translation:) The Former Prime Minister and Mayor of Reykjavik, Jˇn Thorlßksson, had the house built in the year 1928. The architect Einar Erlendsson did the plans for building, and the reliefs on the pediment by Guthmund Einarsson from Mithdal show the arrival of Ingolf Arnarson (i.e, the first settler in Iceland). When Einar Benediktsson bought the plot in 1907 it was considered the most expensive spot in Iceland and after that was called the Golden Plot.
 
Erected 2012 by Reitir.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 64° 8.855′ 

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N, 21° 56.324′ W. Marker is in ReykjavÝk, Capital Region (H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­), in ReykjavÝkurborg. It is in Centre. Marker is at the intersection of AusturstrŠti and Pˇsth˙sstrŠti on AusturstrŠti. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: AusturstrŠti 14, ReykjavÝk, Capital Region 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AusturstrŠti 12A (a few steps from this marker); AusturstrŠti 8 (a few steps from this marker); AusturstrŠti 12 (within shouting distance of this marker); MßlfrÝ­ur Einarsdˇttir (within shouting distance of this marker); Hressingarskßlinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Svava Jakobsdˇttir (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ingibj÷rg H. Bjarnason (about 120 meters away); Bernh÷ftstorfan / Bernh÷ft's Sward (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in ReykjavÝk.
 
AusturstrŠti 14 Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. AusturstrŠti 14 Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 2, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   2. submitted on February 3, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Dec. 6, 2023