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Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
 

A­alstrŠti 2 - Ingˇlfsnaust

 
 
A­alstrŠti 2 - Ingˇlfsnaust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. A­alstrŠti 2 - Ingˇlfsnaust Marker
Inscription. Uppsßtur landnamsmanna vi­ ReykjavÝk getur hafa veri­ hÚr a bakkanum ■ar sem h˙sin standa. Verslunarsta­urinn var fluttur ˙r Írfirisey um 1770 og ■a voru fj÷gur h˙s enddurreist ß ■essari lˇ­, en 1855 reisti TŠrgesen kaupma­ur ■a­ h˙s sem hÚr stendur. Waldemar Fischer kaupma­ur keypti h˙sin ßrÝ­ 1865 og rak ■ar umfangsmikla verslun. Vi­ hann er Fischersund kennt. H˙sin voru ÷ll endurbygg­ 2005.

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(English translation:)

Inland settlers of Reykjavik may have been here on the hill where these houses stand. Commercial buildings were moved here from Írfirisey (a nearby local area) in 1770, and four buildings remained on this site, and in 1855 the merchant TŠrgesen trader built the house here. The merchant Waldemar Fischer bought the houses in 1865 and ran a wide-ranging business. Through Fischer's efforts, Fischersund (this area) became known. The houses were all rebuilt in 2005.
 
Erected by Minjavernd.
 
Location. 64° 8.91′ N, 21° 56.493′ W. Marker is in Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i. Marker is at the intersection of A­alstrŠti and Vesturgata, on the left when traveling north on A­alstrŠti. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: A­alstrŠti 2, Reykjavik, Capital Region H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i 101, Iceland.
 
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A­alstrŠti 2 - Ingˇlfsnaust Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. A­alstrŠti 2 - Ingˇlfsnaust Marker - wide view
The marker is visible on the far corner of the building.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adlon (within shouting distance of this marker); Einar Benediktsson (within shouting distance of this marker); Grjˇgata 4 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Settlement of ReykjavÝk (about 120 meters away); Laufey Jakobsdˇttir (about 120 meters away); VaktarabŠrinn (about 150 meters away); Theodˇra Thoroddsen (about 150 meters away); T˙ngata 6 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reykjavik.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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