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

Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building

 
 
Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
1. Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building Marker
Inscription.   Östra Gymnasiehuset är en del av Gråbrödraklostrets länga som avgränsade klostergården i väster. Klostermurar återstår upp till tio meter mot Gymnasiegränd. Kvar finns ett klosterrum med stjärnvalv, som anses vara dekorerat av Albertus Pictor, samt en klosterkällare.

På 1640-talet ägdes längan av riksstallmästaren Gustaf Adam Banér. Troligen var det han som lät riva halva huset och dra en gata mellan kyrkan och de gamla klosterbyggnaderna. Banér höjde huset en våning och gav det den vackra fasaden och inredde med ännu bevarade stucktak. Det kallades då Banérska palatset.

På 1730-talet installerade Fredrik I sin mätress Hedvig Taube i det lilla palatset. Själv bodde kungen med sin drottning Ulrika Eleonora i närbelägna Wrangelska palatset/Kungshuset.

Huset blev senare bostad för kyrkoherden i Riddarholmens församling som existerade 1758-1807. Stockholms gymnasium flyttade in 1821, därav namnet Östra gymnasiehuset.Aren 1888-1907 fanns Wallinska flickskolan här.

Byggnaden förvaltas av Statens fastighetsverk.

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(English translation:)

The eastern high school building

Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2017
2. Östra Gymnasiehuset / Eastern High School building Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the right of the door.
was part of the Grey Bridge Monastery to the west, forming part of its boundaries, with the monastery walls remnants running ten meters towards the school gate. Within there is a star vault, thought to have been decorated by Albertus Pictor, as well as a monastic-style cellar.

In the 1640s, the national equerry Gustav Adam Baner was the owner. Probably it was he who had half of the building demolished and had a street put between the church and the old monastic buildings. Banner raised the building one floor and gave it a beautiful façade, redecorating even the preserved stucco ceilings. It was then called Banérska Palace.

In the 1730s Fredrik I installed his mistress Hedvig Taube in this small palace. The king himself lived with his queen Ulrika Eleonora in the nearby Wrangelska Palace / Royal Building.

The house later became the residence of the parish priest of the Riddarholmen church that existed from 1758 to 1807. The Stockholm High School moved here in 1821, hence the name "Östra Högskolan" (Eastern High School). Around 1888-1907 the Wallinska girls school was located here.

The building is managed by the State Property Agency.

 
Erected by Statens Fastighetsverk.
 
Location. 59° 19.463′ N, 18° 3.86′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Birger Jarls torg and Gymnasiegränd, on the right when traveling east on Birger Jarls torg. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Birger Jarls torg 7, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 28, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Västra Gymnasiehuset / Western High School Building (a few steps from this marker); Kammarrättens hus / Administrative Court of Appeal (within shouting distance of this marker); Norstedts (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Riddarholmen (about 210 meters away); Erik Dahlbergh (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Storkyrkans Hus / Cathedral House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stuténska Huset / The Stuten Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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