Historic Stone Building in Reykjavík, Iceland

Danish architects introduced the style of stone buildings to Reykjavík during the 18th century. With the abundance of rocks on Iceland, you would expect this to be a prominent building material. It is not. One handsome yet overlooked example is at Pósthússtræti 3. It was a primary school when constructed in 1882. In later years, it was a post office, Iceland Telecom’s headquarters and then a police station and jail. Now it serves as a youth center. If you think the design resembles the Parliament, you are very perceptive. F. A. Bald was an architect for both projects.

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Pósthússtræti 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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