Admiralty House (Stockholm)

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Amiralitetshuset in October 2006.

The Admiralty House (Swedish: Amiralitetshuset) is an Admiralty House on the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Built in 1647-50 as the Admiralty Board moved over to Skeppsholmen, and probably designed by Louis Gillis, a Dutch architect operating in Stockholm since the 1620s, it was built in a Dutch Renaissance style with stepped gables, much like the present building, but the lime stone portal is the only part remaining from this period. In 1680-1750 it was used as an archive, and then as a corn stable until 1794 when rebuilt as a barrack.

Still used as the latter, it was redesigned in 1844-46 by the architect Fredrik Blom as a Neo-Renaissance building with turrets added on the corners.

It was rebuilt in 1952 by Rudolf Cronstedt to accommodate the Admiralty again, but is today housing the Swedish Tourist Association (Svenska Turistföreningen, STF).

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  1. ^ "Skepps- och Kastellholmarna : Amiralitetshuset (Kasern 1)". Stockholm: Stockholms Sjögård. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
  2. ^ Johan Mårtelius (1999). "Södra Innerstaden". Guide till Stockholms arkitektur (2nd ed. ed.). Stockholm: Arkitektur förlag. p. 133. ISBN 91-86050-41-9. 
  3. ^ "Amiralitetshuset på Skeppsholmen". Stockholm: Statens fastighetsverk. Archived from the original on 21 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 59°19′32″N 18°04′53″E / 59.32556°N 18.08139°E / 59.32556; 18.08139