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 Strandgata 19

 
Strandgata 19 ( The Old Apothecary)
Address: Strandgata 19, Harstad
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Construction System /
Materials:
Timber
Building Type: House; business premises
Keywords: Residence business premises, timber, Swiss-style, gable roof, horizontal boarding, vertical boarding, t-post window, cross window
Year of Construction: 1894
The large Swiss-style house was built in Strandgata in 1894 as the town apothecary premises. The building has a rectangular layout and stands on a low foundation wall. It is two and a half storeys high and has a steep gable roof. The exterior façade is clad with horizontal panelling at ground floor level and with vertical panelling over the upper storeys. The windows have T-posts and cross-posts and decorated window frames. The old apothecary premises are painted in the most usual colours for the Swiss style - the house itself is a light colour with details picked out in a darker colour.
Literature: Bruun, Ola og Jim Myrstad, "Sveitser og Jugend" - Bylandskap Harstad 100 år 2004", in Harstad Tidende 15.03.2002, p. 35
Eidnes, Asbjørn: Byggskikk i Harstad, Harstad 1997 pp. 11-13.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 15.10.2009
Author: T.A
Photographer: T.A 2009



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