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═slenskur texti English text Laxdalsh˙s HÚr vildu kaupmennirnir b˙a ■ar sem a­dřpi­ var svo miki­ a­ skip gßtu lagst nßnast upp Ý fj÷rusteina og

Laxdalsh˙s

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Laxdalsh˙s

Laxdalsh˙sHÚr vildu kaupmennirnir b˙a ■ar sem a­dřpi­ var svo miki­ a­ skip gßtu lagst nßnast upp Ý fj÷rusteina og au­veldlega mßtti tala saman ß milli skips og lands. ═ fyrstu voru engar bryggjur og allt ferja­ ß milli ß litlum pr÷mmum e­a bßtum. Laxdalsh˙s stendur Ýá raun og veru Ý fj÷rubor­inu eins og ■a­ var meginhluta 19. aldar. Ůa­ eráelsta h˙s Akureyrar, byggt 1795 af Jˇhanni P. Hemmert verslunarstjˇra Kyhns-verslunar er ßtti h÷fu­st÷­var Ý Kaupmannah÷fn. H˙si­ dregur hins vegar nafn af ═slendingnum Eggerti Laxdal sem var­ verslunarstjˇri 1874 hjß d÷nsku versluninni er ■ß ßtti Laxdalsh˙s. ١tt h˙si­ vŠri fyrst og fremst nota­ sem Ýb˙­arh˙s ger­ist ■a­ 1827 a­ nřstofna­ Amtsbˇkasafn hˇf bˇka˙tlßn Ý Laxdalsh˙si. BŠkurnar voru lßna­ar endurgjaldslaust og bˇkav÷r­urinn launalaus en hann var jafnframt danskur verslunarstjˇri.

Laxdalsh˙sUpphaf h˙ssins er ■a­ a­ ßri­ 1792 fÚkk Jˇhann P. Hemmert ˙tmŠlda byggingarlˇ­ ß Akureyri ■ar sem hannáreisti Laxdalsh˙s 1795. Enda ■ˇtt Hemmert titla­i sig kaupmann og ■Šttist vera ß eigin vegum var hann Ý raun og veru leppur fyrir stˇrkaupmanninn Georg A. Kyhn Ý Kaupmannah÷fn. Kyhn var ■vÝ fyrsti eigandi Laxdalsh˙ss en hann var ekki vi­ eina fj÷lina felldur og 1808 var hann dŠmdur til Švilangrar fangelsisvistar fyrir skjalafals og fjßrmßlamisferli.

NŠstu eigendur verslunarinnar, og ■ar me­ Laxdalsh˙ss, voru fyrirtŠkin Pachen og Comp. Ý Hamborg og nßgrannar ■eirra Ý Altona, Dehn og Comp. ┴ri­ 1815 seldu verslunarfyrirtŠkin tv÷ Ý HamborgáAltona Kyhns-verslun til Kjartans ═sfj÷r­ og tveimur ßrum sÝ­ar, e­a Ý ßg˙st 1817, keypti Jˇhann Gudmann verslunina af Kjartani. Hˇfst ■ar me­ GudmannstÝminn Ý s÷gu Akureyrar en hausti­ 1853 keypti sonur Eggert LaxdalGudmanns eldri, Fri­rik Carl Magnus Gudmann, hina svok÷llu­u Kyhnske- og Helgesensverslun ß Akureyri af f÷­ur sÝnum ■ar me­ tali­ Laxdalsh˙s.

Er ■ß or­i­ tÝmabŠrt a­ minnast ß manninn er h˙si­ dregur nafn af, hinn kappsfulla Eggert Laxdal. Hann komst ungur a­ ßrum Ý embŠtti hjß Gudmannsverslun og 1874 tˇk hann vi­ sjßlfri verslunarstjˇrast÷­unni og gegndi henni Ý rÚtt 40 ßr.

Bernhard August Steincke var lengi verslunarstjˇri Gudmanns og einn vinsŠlasti Daninn er b˙i­ hefur ß Akureyri. Hann kenndi bŠjarb˙um a­ dansa, syngja ogáspila ß gÝtar, hann var sßttanefndarma­ur og anna­ist bˇkasafni­, stˇ­ fyrir leiksřningum ľ en fyrsta leiksřningin ß Akureyri fˇr fram hausti­ 1860 og var ß d÷nsku ľ og stjˇrna­i fyrstu stˇrhßtÝ­inni Ý bŠnum, nefnilega ■jˇ­hßtÝ­inni 1874.

Laxdalsh˙s┴ri­ 1918 keypti Jˇn Stefßnsson Laxdalsh˙s sem var Ý senn heimili hans og vinnusta­ur. ┴ strÝ­sßrunum seinni seldi Jˇn h˙si­ til Gu­mundar Bergssonar, fyrrverandi pˇstmeistara, en hann var ■ß or­inn aldra­ur og haf­i flust til bŠjarins frß ReykjavÝk.

┴ri­ 1943 keypti AkureyrarbŠr Laxdalsh˙s gagngert til a­ koma ■ar fyrir h˙svilltum bŠjarb˙um. A­ vÝsu er vandsÚ­ a­ kaupin hafi leyst mikinn vanda ■vÝ a­ ■ß ■egar bjuggu ■ar 22 Ýb˙ar og varla plßss fyrir fleiri.á

Laxdalsh˙s var fri­a­ 1978 og Sverri Hermannssyni h˙sasmÝ­ameistara falin vi­ger­ ß ■vÝ. ═ j˙nÝ 1984 var ■a­ opna­ a­ nřju og hefur sÝ­an hřst margskonar starfsemi.

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Akureyri's oldest house

Laxdalsh˙sThis is where the merchants wanted to settle down, where the seabed slopes down sharply from the shore, enabling ships to anchor within easy conversation distance from dry land. Piers did not exist in those times and all commodities had to be ferried ashore in small rafts or boats. Here, you are standing where the shoreline lay during most of the 19th century. The house with the tree in front of you is Laxdalsh˙s, the oldest house in Akureyri, built in 1795 by Johan P. Hemmert, manager of Kyhns-verslun, one of the largest Danish stores in town. The house is, however, named after Eggert Laxdal who, in 1874, became managing director of the Danish company which at that time owned the house.

Although primarily used as residential and commercial premises, the house also became, in Laxdalsh˙s1827, the first headquarters of the newly established district archives and town library. Here books could be borrowed free of charge and the librarian ľ a Danish merchant ľ received no salary. In 1943 Akureyri municipality purchased the house for the express purpose of housing homeless people. This purchase, however, apparently achieved little as the house already accommodated 22 individuals.

Laxdalsh˙s became a protected building in 1978 and was reopened after extensive renovation in June 1984. Since then, various activities have been conducted under its roof.á

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