Haestakaupstaoarhus, Haestikaupstaour (Upper Town), Isafjordur Old Town

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RIBApix ref no RIBA137332
Artist/PhotographerPalmer, Anthony
Subject Date1788
Image Date2017
MediumDigital image
Library ReferencePalmer DP1M8899
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Anthony Palmer / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This house in Haestikaupstaour (the Upper Town) was built in 1788 by Norwegian traders for the manager of one of the trading companies. Its construction using double-plank walls was unique in Iceland. Many of the extant buildings in Isafjordur Old Town were brought prefabricated to Iceland by foreign merchants from their home countries.

Subject tags

houses, timber construction, Feature: Iceland