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Viktoriagade

Viktoriagade

Viktoriagade is a street in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

History

In the 1620s a fortification known as Retrenchementet was constructed at the site by Christian IV.[1] In front of the rampart ran a moat known as Rosenåen.

The area came under redevelopment in the 1950s. Two large lots adjacent to the planned street Gasværksvej was sold to carpenter and developer Jensen. He sold them to the trading house Larsen og Co. in 1854. The company wanted an access road directly to Vesterbrogade and the city engineer's office wanted to get rid of Rosenåen which had developed into an open sewer. Viktoriagade was therefore established on top of the former moat. The land along the street was sold off in lots from 1856.[2]

Notable buildings and residents

Viktoriagade No. 8 (1860), No. 10 (1862) and No. 12 are listed in the Danish registry of protected buildings and places.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Byvandringer med bid, ben og humor". tyra.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Et sted på Vesterbro". dengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Sag: Viktoriagade 8". dengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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