Saturday, August 06, 2011

Järnbärare Peterssons hus - Göteborg, Sweden

The facade of the 18th century  Järnbärare Petterson's House at Haga
Göteborg is, historically, a relatively new city. It was founded in the 17th century, and few of buildings from its earliest period remain. The Haga area is one of the oldest areas in the present city. Her you find a large number of houses from the 18th and 19th century. Among the oldest is Järnbäre Pettersons house.
Among three adresses in the “Furiren” quarter, one is called Haga Härrgård or Haga Manor. It dates back to the 18th century. Today you find two reconstructed dwellings, one belonging to Järnbäraren - an official working with export of iron ore from Göteborg harbour. The other is the shoemaker’s workshop.

In 1822, järnbärare Petterson aquired the existing house and land belonging to it from a widower called Greta Björk. Petterson moved in with his wife, daughter, maid, and man servant. He added an extension to the buildings, aided by his son-in-law, carpenter August Bark.

Today it appears as it once was, fully restored, in the middle of the Haga area of Göteborg, and is an important historic monuments from the city’s history.

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