Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
LO-Huset / LO Building
Huset förvärvades 1926 av Landsorganisatiönen i Sverige. LO har sedan dess säte här vid Norra Bantorget, som blivit ett centrum för svensk arbetarrörelse. Sven Wallantler, Olle Hjortzberg m fl kända arkitekter och konstnärer har bidragit i utformningen av byggnaden.
[The English summary on the marker omits what some might consider important information, hence a rough translation of the Swedish text is provided:]
Built in 1899 for the wood trader Gustaf Carlberg. Architect Ferdinand Boberg. The Nobel Committees of the Royal Academy of Sciences were located here until 1909 and the Swedish Academy of Fine Arts until 1921.
The house was acquired in 1926 by the
Erected by Samfundet S:t Erik.
Location. 59° 20.148′ N, 18° 3.294′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnhusgatan and Upplandsgatan, on the right when traveling west on Barnhusgatan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Barnhusgatan 18, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 23, Sweden.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Eldhs Brantingsmonument / Carl Eldh's Branting Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Park and Gardens (about 240 meters away); Carl Jonas Love Almquist (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); August Strindberg (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jenny Nyström (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Varuhuset PUB / PUB Department Store (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
Regarding LO-Huset / LO Building.
Also see . . . Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Wikipedia). "The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Swedish: Landsorganisationen i Sverige, literally "National Organisation in Sweden"), commonly referred to as LO, is a national trade union centre, an umbrella organisation for fourteen Swedish trade unions that organise mainly "blue-collar" workers. The Confederation, which gathers in total about 1.5 million employees out of Sweden's 10 million people population, was founded in 1898 by blue-collar unions on the initiative of the 1897 Scandinavian Labour Congress and the Swedish Social Democratic Party, which almost exclusively was made up by trade unions...." (Submitted on August 11, 2017.)
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