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H. C. Ørsteds Vej

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H. C. Ørsteds Vej
Length1,110 m (3,640 ft)
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
QuarterFrederiksberg
Postal code1879
Nearest metro stationForum, Vesterport
Coordinates55°40′50.88″N 12°32′56.04″E / 55.6808000°N 12.5489000°E / 55.6808000; 12.5489000
South endGammel Kongevej
Major
junctions
Rosenørns Allé
North endÅboulevard

H. C. Ørsteds Vej is a street in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It runs from Gammel Kongevej in the south to Åboulevard on the border with Nørrebro in the north, linking Alhambravej in the south with Griffenfeldsgade in the north.

History

ailroad crossing Klampenborg Line crossed H. C. Ørsteds Vej as viewed from the south in the 1910s
ailroad crossing Klampenborg Line crossed H. C. Ørsteds Vej as viewed from the south in the 1910s

The oldest section of the street, between Amalievej and Fuglevangsvej, was created and named in 1852. The section from Fuglevangsvej and Åboulevard (then Vinkelvej) was created in 1857, This new section of the street was originally called Jernbanevej since it was crossed by the tracks of the Nordbanen and Vestbanen railway lines which split at Ladegårdsåen. Jernbanevej was included in H. C. Ørstedsvej in 1870.[1][2]

A view down H. C. Ørsteds Vej from Gammel Kongevej in the 1890s
A view down H. C. Ørsteds Vej from Gammel Kongevej in the 1890s

Henning Wolf's masterplan for masterplan for Frederiksberg Villa Quarter, a neighbourhood of single-family detached homes in the area north of Gammel Kongevej, it involved an extension of Jernbanevej to Gammel Kongevej. Other elements in Wolf's masterplan were the extension of Kastanievej to H. C. Ørstedsvej, establishment of Alhambravej, Uraniavej, Mynstersvej, Svanholmsvej and Forhåbningsholms Allé.[3] A first short extension of Jernbanevej was initially called Priors Allé after a local landowner, a merchant named Prior, who owned a property at the site. The Trier family, who owned the country house Wilhelmineslyst at Gammel Kongevej, blocked the last section of the road extension until 1873. Priors Allé and Vilhelmineslyst Allé were at this point both included in H. C. Ørsteds Allé.

In 1860, Det Danske Gaskompagni ("The Danish Gas Company") opened Frederiksberg's first gasworks at the street. It closed in 1890 when the new Frederiksberg Gasworks opened at Flintholm a few kilometres outside the expanding town centre.[4]

In 1873, M.I. Ballins Sønner (from 1918 Ballin & Hertz), a tannery and manufacturer of leather goods, built a factory at No. 48–50. The company moved to Valby in 1924 and its buildings on H. C. Ørsteds Vej were later demolished.

The railway crossing disappeared in the 1930s with the opening of the Boulevard Line in the 1930s.

Notable buildings and residents

Symbolist poet Johannes Jørgensen's "tower", at the corner with Kastanievej, for which his periodical Taarnet ("The Tower") was named
Symbolist poet Johannes Jørgensen's "tower", at the corner with Kastanievej, for which his periodical Taarnet ("The Tower") was named
No. 54
No. 54
No 60-62
No 60-62

The building on the corner of H. C. Ørsteds Vej and Kastanievej is the one for which Johannes Jørgensen's periodical Tårnet ("The Tower") was named. He lived on the top floor between 1891 and 1893.

The four-storey Functionalist property at No. 54 is from 1934 and was designed by Edvard Thomsen for his father. It contains a post office on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors.[5][6]

Handskemagerforeningens Stiftelse (No. 60–62) was built for the Glovemakers' Association in 1880 to design by Alfred Råvad and August Johansen.[7]

Åhusene ("The River Houses") at the corner with Åboulevard were designed by Ulrik Plesner and are from 1936 - 1938.[8]

Transport

The Forum Copenhagen Metro station at Julius Thomsens Plads is located just east of the northern end of the street by way of Rosenørns Allé. The southern end of the street is located closer to Frederiksberg Allé Station by way of Alhambravej and Frederiksberg Allé.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gader og veje på Frederiksberg (A – J)". dengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Helhedsplan og lokalplan 181" (PDF). dengang.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Hans Christian Henning Wolff" (PDF) (in Danish). .byogland.d. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  4. ^ "Historien" (in Danish). Vejlauget FAB. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  5. ^ "Funktiononalistiske boliger på Frederiksberg" (in Danish). Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  6. ^ "Frederiksberg, H. C. Ørsteds Vej 54". arkark.dk. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Kongeriget Danmark" (in Danish). j. P, Trap. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Åhusene, København". arkark.dk. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  9. ^ "Bopælsregister: A" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Bopælsregister: H" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Bopælsregister: L" (in Danish). indenforvoldene.dk. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
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