Bishop's House

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Adalstraeti 10 , Reykjavik, Iceland

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Probably the oldest house in Reykjavik Feb 03, 2017
The house at Adalstraeti 10 is supposed to be the oldest house in Reykjavik built in 1752 according to the plaque on the wall, but this is disputed as others believe it was built between 1759 and 1774. Originally an official lived there but Westy Patreaus bought the house in 1800, only to be taken over by the bishop in 1807, making it known as the Bishops House. During the years many well known Icelanders lived there but for 100 years it was the only food store in the capital when it was called Silli og Vallis Nýlendumarkaður. Silli and Vanni were the owners and Nýlendumarkaður. meant new world goods. It later bacme a successful restaurant and was known as Fógetinn or the Sheriff. The house was renovated and since 2007 there are now three halls, one of which is an upmarket fashion clothes store called Kraum. The Sheriff room is now rune by the city and has replicas of the old stone village that existed from 1786-1886. Unfortunately i never realised that one could visit this room because when i saw the clothes store i was a little disgusted and left quickly.
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