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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
1. Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood Marker
Inscription.   Samfundet S:t Erik initierade under 1930-talet moderniseringen av det sanitärt nedgångna kvarteret. Initiativet ledde till en mer optimistisk syn på möjligheten att bevara Gamla Stan. AB Stadsholmen bildades 1936 för förvaltningen. Efter uppmätning och dokumentation under ledning av arkitekten Albin Stark revs tretton av kvarterets gårdshus, i flera fall medeltida, medan gathusen upprustades. På den öppna inre gård som bildats anlades 1938 en funktionalistiskt präglad gemensam trädgård efter ritningar av trädgårdsarkitekterna Sven Hermelin och Inger Wedborn.

Samfundet S:t Erik initiated a scheme to modernize and preserve this historic neighbourhood in the 1930s. Many yard buildings were removed to let in light and air. The conservation scheme paved the way for successfully adapting Stockholm’s historic buildings to modern usage.
 
Erected 2014 by Samfundet S:t Erik.
 
Location. 59° 19.504′ N, 18° 4.354′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is

Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
2. Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood Marker - Wide View
Note that this is the headquarters of Samfundet S:t Erik (St. Erik Association), which put out this marker as well as more than 90 others throughout Stockholm.
on Köpmangatan just west of Själagårdsgatan, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Köpmangatan 5, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 31, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lydert Bartels' Hus (House) (within shouting distance of this marker); Källaren Fimmelstången / The Fimmelstången Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Tessinska Palatset / Tessin Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) (about 120 meters away); "Lejonet" / "The Lion" (about 120 meters away); Stuténska Huset / The Stuten Building (about 150 meters away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (about 180 meters away); Storkyrkans Hus / Cathedral House (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
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Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
3. Kvarteret Cepheus / Cepheus Neighborhood
 
 
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