Jennestad, 8400 Sortland
The trading post at Jennestad is built on a peninsula 7 km northwest of Sortland and from the start in 1868 it based its existence on a variety of business activities. In the early years there was a range of different buildings, but today there are particularly two that draw one's attention: the large warehouse on the wharf and the main residence with garden a bit further in on the peninsula. These are both large and white and carry the hallmarks of Jennestad's golden days during the period 1900-1920.

Year of construction

1868-1918

Architect

August B. C. Nielsen (1877-1956) (the main residence)

Client

Ragnhild and Ødbert Johansen (the main residence)

Building Type

trading post
trading settlement
farm
graphite mining
residence
warehouse

Construction System / Materials

Wood

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