2020-12-21

Miðbæjarskólinn in Reykjavík │ Iceland City Photography

Documenting Iceland

by: Rafn Sig,-

English below.

Miðbæjarskólinn er bygging í miðbæ Reykjavíkur við Fríkirkjuveg 1 við Tjörnina sem var upphaflega barnaskóli. Húsnæðið er nú notað á vegum Kvennaskólans. Á hundrað ára afmæli hússins árið 1998 var það sagt „eitt merkasta hús borgarinnar.“ Miðbæjarskólinn er friðað hús.

Miðbæjarskólinn var fullbyggður 1898 en formlega vígður þann 10. október 1908. Á fyrsta starfsári Miðbæjarskólans voru þar 285 börn, 304 árið eftir en eftir að lög um fræðsluskyldu barna tóku gildi 1907 jókst fjöldi nemenda úr 472 og í 772. Árið 1930 var nafni skólans breytt í Miðbæjarskólinn.

Upprunalega var byggingin L-laga en seinna var byggð suður-álma og síðan þá hefur húsið verið U-laga. Í portinu þar voru margar samkomur haldnar. Frá og með bæjarstjórnarkosningunum í Reykjavík 1908 var Miðbæjarskólinn aðalkjörstaðurinn til þing- og bæjarstjórnarkosninga og raunar eini kjörstaðurinn um árabil.

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Miðbæjarskólinn is a building in the center of Reykjavík at Fríkirkjuvegur 1 by Tjörn, which was originally a primary school. The building is now used by the Women’s School. On the hundredth anniversary of the building in 1998, it was said to be “one of the most significant buildings in the city.” Miðbæjarskólinn is a listed building.

Miðbæjarskólinn was completed in 1898 but formally inaugurated on October 10, 1908. In the first year of Miðbæjarskólinn there were 285 children, 304 the following year but after the law on compulsory education for children came into force in 1907 the number of students increased from 472 to 772. In 1930 the school was renamed to Miðbæjarskólinn.

Originally the building was L-shaped but later the south-wing was built and since then the house has been U-shaped. Many . . . all the info at: https://www.patreon.com/RafnSig

 

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