Gamla Riksarkivet

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Gamla Riksarkivet
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Gamla Riksarkivet
General information
Town or city Stockholm
Country Sweden
Construction started 1877
Completed 1890
Design and construction
Architect Axel F. Nyström

Gamla Riksarkivet (Old National Archives) is a building at Arkivgatan 3 on Riddarholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. Riksarkivet, the Swedish National Archives, were located in the building until 1968.

The 19th century Brick Romanesque architecture of the building is alluding to the medieval history of Riddarholmen. The plan of the building is, however, typical for public buildings of its era, the grand style central portion clearly articulated in the façade together with the huge windows of the reading-room. The building is connected to the Stenbock Palace where the archive was once started in 1863. It is also similar in style to the Norstedt Building located just north of it.[1]

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  1. ^ Mårtelius, Johan (1999). "Norra innerstaden". Guide till Stockholms arkitektur (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag AB. p. 136. ISBN 91-86050-41-9. 

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Coordinates: 59°19′32.24″N 18°3′50.83″E / 59.3256222°N 18.0641194°E / 59.3256222; 18.0641194