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═slenskur texti English text Brei­igangur N˙ ■ykir lÝklega ekki řkja breittáni­ur ß milli h˙sanna vi­áBrei­igangur enda var hann upphaflega brei­ari en

Brei­igangur

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Brei­igangur

N˙ ■ykir lÝklega ekki řkja breittáni­ur ß milli h˙sanna vi­áBrei­igangur enda var hann upphaflega brei­ari en hann er n˙. Nafni­ Brei­i-gangur var­ til ß 19. ÷ld en var aldrei vi­urkennt opinberlega. Hann var alfaralei­ frß bryggjunum og upp Ý B˙­argil. Ůegar bŠjarstjˇrn Akureyrar gaf g÷tum bŠjarins n÷fn Ý fyrsta sinn Ý ßrslok 1900 var Brei­igangur ekki nefndur ß nafn en svok÷llu­ Efri gata e­a Vesturgata fÚkk nafni­ A­alstrŠti og svok÷llu­ Ne­ri gata e­a Austurgata fÚkk nafni­ HafnarstrŠti.

ŮrÝr stˇrbrunar hafa granda­ m÷rgum elstu h˙sunum ß g÷mlu Akureyri en eldur hefur aldrei komist yfir Brei­agang. ┴ri­ 1901 brunnu elstu h˙s bŠjarins sunnan vi­ Brei­agang, me­al annars fyrsta Ýb˙­arh˙si­. ┴ri­ 1912 ur­u tveir stˇrbrunar en ■ß brunnu 15 h˙s nor­an vi­ Brei­agang. Ůessir eldsvo­ar h÷f­u mikil ßhrif ß bŠjarmyndina.

═ stˇra brunanum 1901 brunnu ÷ll h˙s sy­st ß Akureyrinni og fyrir ofan A­alstrŠti brann h˙sar÷­in frß gamla hˇtelinu alveg nor­ur a­ B˙­argili. En h˙sin vi­ Brei­agang sluppu, bŠ­i ■au sem stˇ­u nŠst sunnan vi­ stÝginn og ÷ll nor­an vi­ hann. Eldurinn ßtti uppt÷k sÝn ß Hˇtel Akureyri ■ar sem Vigf˙s Sigf˙sson rÚ­ rÝkjum. Vigf˙s hˇtelvert var vanur a­ bjˇ­a m÷nnum Ý nefi­ ˙r silfurdˇs er hann bar alltaf ß sÚr innanklŠ­a og segja um lei­: äŮetta er ekki til a­ tro­a Ý nasirnar". Svo ßtti hann til a­ bŠta vi­ annars hugar: äUndarlegt var ■a­ me­ tÝkina", e­a hann sag­i me­ spekingssvip: äŮa­ var eins og blessu­ skepnan skildi". Vigf˙s heilsa­i ■orra me­ ■orrablˇti a­ g÷mlum si­, haldnar voru rŠ­ur, sungi­ og dansa­, drukki­ og Úti­. Sumir fettu fingur ˙t Ý ■essa skemmtun og fannst ˇlÝklegt a­ ■rumugu­inum ┴sa-١r hef­i lÝka­ uppßkoman, hann hef­i veri­ lÝti­ fyrir a­ dansa.

Vigf˙s var fljˇtur a­ byggja ß brunar˙stunum. Upp reis eitt glŠsilegasta hˇtel landsins en ■a­ brann lÝka ■ˇ ekki Ý eldsvo­unum tveimur ßri­ 1912. Ůß brann hvert og eitt einasta h˙s ß nor­anver­ri eyrinni en aftur komst eldurinn ekki yfir Brei­agang. Hi­ glŠsta h˙s, Hˇtel Akureyri, brann hins vegar l÷ngu sÝ­ar e­a Ý nˇvember 1955.

Snemma ß 20. ÷ld tˇku Akureyringar a­ leggja vatnsveitu um kaupsta­inn sem var me­al annars vegna hinna tÝ­u bruna. Steinh˙sin sem n˙ standa beggja vegna Brei­agangs eru bygg­ samkvŠmt fyrsta skipulagi bŠjarins sem tˇk gildi 1927. SamkvŠmt ■vÝ ßttu flest g÷mlu h˙sin a­ vÝkja og steinh˙s a­ koma Ý sta­inn. Fyrir ne­anáBrei­agang er komi­ a­ elsta h˙si bŠjarins, Laxdalsh˙si.

áMynd af skiltinu


áôBroadwayö

The distance between the rows of houses here may seem rather narrow. But the 19th century townsman felt differently, and named this path Brei­igangur (Broadway). Although in current popular use in those times, this name was never approved in high places, and when Akureyri town council, at the turn of the century 1900, named every street in the town for the first time, Brei­igangur was totally ignored, preference being given to names like HafnarstrŠti (Harbour Street) and A­alstrŠti (Main Street).

Fire, the old curse of Akureyri, never encroached upon Brei­igangur, although in 1901 the buildings around it were burning fiercely, destroying all the houses in the southernmost part of town and above A­alstrŠti, all the way to B˙­argil in the north. Another two great fires occurred in 1912 consuming all the houses in the northern part of the old town and entirely changing the face of the town; but once more Brei­igangur escaped. It was mainly in response to frequent fires that a municipal water utility was constructed early in the 20th century. The stone buildings now standing on both sides of Brei­igangur were built in accordance with the town's first zoning plan, which took effect in 1927, stipulating that most of the old timber houses must yield to stone buildings. Walking down Brei­igangur takes you to Laxdalsh˙s, the town's oldest building.á

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