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Finnmarksbiblioteket ( Finnmark Library)
Address: Idrettsveien, 9800 Vadsø
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Architect: H. Chr. Hansen, Molde
Client: Finnmark Library Committee
Construction System /
Materials:
Brick, rendering, tiles
Building Type: Library
Year of Construction: 1925-1926
The house is built in a concentrated block, the walls rendered and painted white, with arched windows and a hipped roof covered with overlapping tiles. The middle of the roof is crowned with a tower-like ridge turret. The building as a whole, and its details, has a neo-classicist stylistic expression that is reminiscent of the 1920s.

The building was built to house the Finnmark Library's collection; the institution was founded in 1892.
Literature: Beronka, Johan: Vadsø bys historie, med spredte bidrag til Varangers historie, Vadsø 1933.
Birkeland, Martha: "Finnmarksbiblioteket i Vadsø 100 år", in Varanger årbok 1992.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 19.05.2009
Author: R.S
Photographer: R.S



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