Stadsgården

Stadsgården

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!

Stadsgården

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 …

Norra tullen

Hjoån, which today divides the town in two parts, used to be the north border. Here, Norreport customs house was built in 1671 where tradesmen, craftsmen and farmers paid a fee to bring their goods into town. Countryside trading was against the law and …

The Långan quarter

Långan was where the well-to-do trading and crafts properties were located. Imposing entrances broad enough for a horse and carriage to pass through line the streets, and in the yards, long wooden buildings extend down to the lake. All Långan lots are …

30 maj, 2014
Bild: Visar interiör på Vaxblekaregården. Foto: Lars Thunbjörk

Eksjö, Hjo, Nora. Three small, wooden towns in Sweden that create a distinctive image for themselves with the most Swedish things we have – beautiful wooden buildings erected by skilled craftsmen from the 18th century onwards; buildings beautifully pai …