The Långan quarter

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 directly connected to Vättern because of the tanneries and dye-works that operated here.

Other businesses moved in towards the end of the 19th century when shops and specialized stores of all kinds became a new feature of the town.

Facades and street exposure became important and several of the buildings were renovated to better suit their new role as trading places on a central shopping street.

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 …

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 …

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

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