The warehouses were the merchant's bearing houses. The pattern in Tromsø was to have the gables facing the sea. These are among the last remaining buildings of the old row of warehouses south of the town square. The warehouses were organised in such a way that boats could pass between them for loading and unloading. The characteristic dormers contain windlasses
these devices were used by hand to lift heavy objects to the different stories in the building. A cable ran from the object over a pulley to the drum where lengths of cable were wound or unwound to move the object. Today the two warehouses are located on dry land, as the sea has largely been filled-in in this area.

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