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Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
 

ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office

 
 
Prime Minister's Office Marker - English image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. Prime Minister's Office Marker - English
Inscription.

Prime Minister's Office
Government House

Built in 1761-1771
Served as a prison until 1813

Royal residence and
Governor's residence until 1904

Seat of government offices since 1904
Office of the President of Iceland from 1973-1996


ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­
Stjˇrnarrß­sh˙si­

Byggt ß ßrunum 1761-1771
Tugth˙s til ßrsins 1813

Kˇngsgar­ur og
Landsh÷f­ingjah˙s til 1904

A­setur Stjˇrnarrß­s ═slands frß 1904
A­setur Forseta ═slands ß ßrunum 1973-1996


 
Location. 64° 8.843′ N, 21° 56.132′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i. Marker is at the intersection of LŠkjargata and BankastrŠti, on the right on LŠkjargata. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i 101, Iceland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hressingarskßlinn (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bankastraeti 10 (about 120 meters away); MßlfrÝ­ur Einarsdˇttir (about 120 meters away); Torfhildur Hˇlm (about 240 meters away); Adlon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Theodˇra Thoroddsen
ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Skˇlav÷r­ustÝgur 13 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Einar Benediktsson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
Also see . . .  The Cabinet House (Nordica Adventure Travel). "The so-called Cabinet House (Stjornarrad) has carried a few names since it was built as a prison during the period 1765-70. The original idea was to accommodate vagabonds who were fit enough and able to work for the pioneer woolen industies of the country. The governor of Iceland at the time, Skuli Magnusson, was an ideologist, who wanted to create employment possibilities for the agricultural population of the country by building those factories....In 1904, Iceland was granted home rule by the Danish government. This announcement was read publicly on the steps of the Cabinet House and the official flag of the country was hoisted in front of it for the first time. Consequently the house was occupied by the three ministers of the Icelandic government and got its present name." (Submitted on January 1, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
3. ForsŠtisrß­uneyti­ / Prime Minister's Office and Markers
The English and Icelandic versions of the marker are visible here on each side of the steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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