Stadsgården’s buildings on Regeringsgatan are from the early 1850s and this is where the town’s counsel offices eventually ended up.
A telegraph station, library and police station have also been situated here. The old lock-up can still be seen in the courtyard.
The large yard, which is bordered to the north by Hjoån, used to house a tannery. In addition, this is where the town’s elite fire-brigade trained under the leadership of office manager K.G. Swedenborg. The hose were hung up to dry in the fire station’s high tower.
The fire station’s wooden structure, which today is home to the municipality’s carpenters, was actually condemned as a fire hazard for the newly purchased fire trucks in the 1920s!