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Mynd af skiltinu / Picture of the sign ═slenskur textiEnglish text **** Nor­urgata Eldsvo­ar hafa sett svip ß Oddeyri. Fyrsti bruninn var­ vori­ 1906.

Nor­urgata

Mynd af skiltinu / Picture of the sign

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Nor­urgata

Eldsvo­ar hafa sett svip ß Oddeyri. Fyrsti bruninn var­ vori­ 1906. Ůß brann Strandgata 23 og um hausti­ brunnu me­al annars tv÷ glŠsilegustu h˙s kaupsta­arins ofarlega ß eyrinni.

Til a­ verjast eldinum voru h˙s klŠdd utan me­ steinskÝfum og bßrujßrni. Ůegar fyrsta a­alskipulag bŠjarins var sam■ykkt 1927 lÚk ekki lengur vafi ß a­ steinsteypa vŠri hi­ eina rÚtta byggingarefni. Timbur ■ˇtti hins vegar eldfimt og ˇtŠkt til h˙sbygginga. Reglan er ■vÝ s˙ a­ lßgreistu timburh˙sin, sem eru svo ßberandi Ý g÷mlu ■verg÷tunum ß eyrinni, eru bygg­ fyrir 1927 en ■ß tekur vi­ steinsteypu÷ld. Ůessi sta­reynd blasir vi­ ß horni Strandg÷tu og Nor­urg÷tu.á H˙sin nŠst Strandg÷tu eru yfirleitt lßgreist einnar hŠ­ar timburh˙s me­ risi og kvisti og ÷ll bygg­ fyrir ÷ld steinsteypunnar. Ůegar fjŠr dregur Strandg÷tunni Ý nor­ur taka vi­ steinsteyptar byggingar. Nor­urgatan er elsta ■vergatan ˙r Strandg÷tunni og nß­i gatan lengst til nor­urs a­ Nor­urg÷tu 31 ■ar sem fyrst reis h˙s 1858.

Myndatextar:

Stˇra myndináNor­urgata um 1915. Snorri Jˇnsson, timburmeistari og kaupma­ur, bygg­i 1897 stˇrhřsi vi­ Strandg÷tu 29 (h˙si­ fjŠr ß myndinni). Snorrah˙s var rifi­ 1987. H˙si­ nŠr ß myndinni er Nor­urgata 2 sem enn stendur. BŠ­i h˙sin eru klŠdd steinskÝfum.áBifrei­in er af Fordger­, eign SoffonÝasar Baldvinssonar, sem tˇk bÝlprˇf fyrstur Akureyringa.

Litlu myndirnar:
* Stˇra steinh˙si­, Nor­urgata 17, er Ý raun tv÷ h˙s, bygg­ 1882 og 1884 og eru fri­lřst. ═ nyr­ra h˙sinu var prentsmi­ja ß ne­ri hŠ­inni. H˙si­ er hla­i­ ˙r blßgrřti sem er lÝmt saman me­ kalkm˙r en sementsm˙r smurt Ý rifur. Ekkert anna­ h˙s ß Akureyri er byggt me­ ■essum hŠtti
* Ë■ekkt fˇlk vi­ F˙lalŠk ß Oddeyri ßri­ 1882. Gamli-Lundur er lengst til vinstri. ═ fjarska er h˙s gullsmi­sins Jˇseps GrÝmssonar. Ljˇsa tvÝlyfta byggingin er vi­ Nor­urg÷tu 11 og stendur enn, rÚtt eins og Stˇra steinh˙si­ (Nor­urgata 17).
* ┴rekstur um 1968. ┴rekstur ß horni GrßnufÚlagsg÷tu og Nor­urg÷tu 1968. Til hŠgri er s÷luturninn sem bygg­ur var 1933. ═ honum var lengi rekin lÝtil hverfisverslun sem hÚt äTurninnô og sÝ­ar äEsjaô. GrßnufÚlagsgatan var lengi vel a­al umfer­argatan ß Oddeyrinni.

Nor­urgata - the Coming of Concrete

Fire has made its mark on Oddeyri. The first fire was in spring 1906 at Strandgata 23 then that same autumn two of the most imposing houses in the upper part of town were destroyed. To prevent fire the houses were clad with slate and corrugated iron, but when general planning was agreed in 1927 concrete became the building material of choice. Timber was too inflammable, which means that the low timber houses so prominent in the side streets were constructed before 1927, after which concrete took over.áá

This is clearly seen at the corner of Strandgata and Nor­urgata. Houses nearest Strandgata are usually one storey timber dwellings with a dormer loft, built before the concrete age. Further away, north of Strandgata, concrete buildings take over. Nor­urgata is the oldest side street out of Strandgata and at its northernmost end is Nor­urgata 31, the first house built there in 1858. 152, ENS 150

Big photo:ááNor­urgata around 1915. Strandgata 29, the large house furthest away, was built by Snorri Jˇnsson, carpenter and merchant in 1897; it was demolished in 1987. In the forefront is Nor­urgata 2. Both houses are clad with slate.ááThe car is a Ford owned SoffonÝas Baldvinsson, the first driving licence holder in town.

Small photos:
* The large stone building, Nor­urgata 17, is actually two houses built in 1882 and 1884, preserved and protected. The lower house contained a printworks. It is constructed of basalt using mortar, with cement as grouting. áNo other building in Akureyri is built this way.á
* People at F˙lilŠkur, Oddeyri in 1882. Gamli-Lundur is furthest to the left. In the distance is goldsmith Jˇsep GrÝmssonĺs house. The light coloured two storied house, Nor­urgata 11, still stands, as does the large stone house, Nor­urgata 17.
*1968, a car crash at the corner of GrßnufÚlagsgata and Nor­urgata. To the right is the little turret shop built in 1933. This was a small corner shop, known as ôThe Turretö and later ôEsjaö. GrßnufÚlagsgata was long Oddeyriĺs main street.


 
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