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Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši, Iceland
 

Forsętisrįšuneytiš / 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


Forsętisrįšuneytiš
Stjórnarrįšshśsiš

Byggt į įrunum 1761-1771
Tugthśs til įrsins 1813

Kóngsgaršur og
Landshöfšingjahśs til 1904

Ašsetur Stjórnarrįšs Ķslands frį 1904
Ašsetur Forseta Ķslands į įrunum 1973-1996


 
Location. 64° 8.843′ N, 21° 56.132′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši. Marker is at the intersection of Lękjargata and Bankastręti, on the right on Lękjargata. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reykjavik, Capital Region Höfušborgarsvęši 101, Iceland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gimli (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hressingarskįlinn (about 90 meters away); Landlęknihśsiš (about 120 meters away); Bankastraeti 10 (about 120 meters away); Mįlfrķšur Einarsdóttir (about 120 meters away); Dr. Gunnlaugur Clęssen
Forsętisrįšuneytiš / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. Forsętisrįšuneytiš / Prime Minister's Office Marker - Icelandic
(about 120 meters away); Laugavegur (about 150 meters away); The Culture House / Safnahśsiš (about 150 meters 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
 
Forsętisrįšuneytiš / Prime Minister's Office and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
3. Forsętisrįšuneytiš / 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 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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