Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi, Iceland
Sj˙krah˙s HvÝtabandsins / White Ribbon Hospital
I kvŠi sem GÝsli Ëlafsson frß Eiriksst÷um orti Ý tilefni af vÝgslu h˙ssins segir meal annars:
äSja hÚr hve orka samt÷k nřtra handa —
sˇlstafir kŠrleiks vekja g÷fugt hjarta;
fylgist ■i, systur, bŠi Ý ori og anda;
ylgeislum skreyti vetrarmyrkri svarta."
The White Ribbon women's charitable organisation was founded on April 1th 1895. The charity's building here at Skˇlav÷rustÝgur 37, designed by master builder Arinbj÷rn Ůorkelsson, was officially opened on February 18th 1934. It was intended to serve as a convalescent home for women after they were discharged from hospital, but due to a shortage of medical facilities in ReykjavÝk it was converted into a hospital. In 1943 it was presented to the city of ReykjavÝk together with all its
A poem by GÝsli Ëlafsson, composed when the house was built, includes the following lines:
"See here what the united work of deft hands may achieve -
The sun-rays of love awaken a noble heart;
Go together, sisters, both in word and spirit;
With your rays of warmth decorate the darkness of the winter night."
Erected by Reykjavik City Museum.
Location. 64° 8.59′ N, 21° 55.714′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi. Marker is at the intersection of Skˇlav÷rustÝgur and KßrastÝgur, on the right when traveling north on Skˇlav÷rustÝgur. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Skˇlav÷rustÝgur 37, Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fuborgarsvŠi 101, Iceland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neighbourhood of the Gods / Goahverfi (within shouting distance of this marker); Skˇlav÷rustÝgur 13 (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Reykjavik Water Utility / Uphaf vatnsveitu (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tobbukot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Laugavegur 15 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hverfisgata 45 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Torfhildur Hˇlm (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); ŮingholtsstrŠti 13 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine • Women •
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