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 Nordre Tollbodgate – Storgata til Dramsveien

Nordre Tollbodgate – Storgata til Dramsveien ( Nordre Tollbodgate – Storgata to Dramsveien)
Address: Nordre Tollbodgate
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Construction System /
Wood, concrete
Building Type: House, residence
Year of Construction: 1800-2000
Nordre Tollbodgate is situated on the east side of the island Tromsøya and just north of the city centre. It starts by the remains of the medieval fortress Skansen, the now site of the old customs house. The street then runs westwards and uphill; crosses both Skippergata, Storgata, Grønnegata and Vestregata; and ends at Dramsveien just below the hill Rambergan. Nordre Tollbodgate was laid out as a firebreak during the 1840s, but it becomes narrower and steeper from Grønnegata up to Dramsveien.

Most of the buildings in the upper three sections of the street are wooden houses with pitched roofs, though they vary in age, size and detailing, and some of them have also been converted to offices. The oldest house in this part of the street is most likely Storgata 128 which dates back to the 1830s. The houses on the northern side, between Storgata and Grønnegata, originates from the 1860s and then further up the hill from the 1880s. The properties at southern side of the street were built on later, but all before 1900.

The houses in this part of town were generally regarded as quite small. However, over the years most have been altered, extended and modernized and some to such an extent that they have completely lost their original character.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 21.04.2015
Author: I.H., T.S., A.I.
Photographer: I.H. 2014

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