CHRISTIANIA OPFOSTRINGSHUS - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.543 E 010° 44.457
32V E 597365 N 6642562
Quick Description: This building is located on Kongens Gate across from Oslo's Bankplassen.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 11:36:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMFXCP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member borospeti
Views: 4

Long Description:
A blue plaque at the entrance to this building is in Norwegian and reads:

"SELSKABET FOR OSLO BYES VEL

1778-1917
CHRISTIANIA
OPFOSTRINGSHUS

OPPRETTET SOM HJEM FOR
AEGTEFODDE FATTIGE BORN
AF BEGGE KION
OPPFORT 1640 SOM BOLIG
FOR BYFOGD
MADS HARALDSSON"

which Google translates poorly as:

"Society for Oslo Byes WELL

1778-1917
CHRISTIANIA
OPFOSTRINGSHUS

CREATED AS A HOME FOR
AEGTEFODDE BORN POOR
AF BOTH KION
Erected in 1640 as a residence
FOR bailiff
MADS Haraldsson "

So, unfortunately for those, like the poster of this Waymark, who do not speak or read Norwegian, one can only guess that this was once an poor house or orphanage perhaps before becoming a private residence in 1640.
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