Vestergade 58

Vestergade 58
Building in courtyard
General information
Architectural styleHalf-timbered
LocationAarhus, Denmark
Completed1761

Vestergade 58 is a listed building in Aarhus, Denmark. The listing includes 6 buildings on Vestergade in Aarhus, in the Indre by neighborhood, The buildings were constructed around 1761 and were listed by the Danish Heritage Agency in 1950.[1] The buildings were originally a merchant's mansion used for trade and storage but in the 1960s it became a cultural focal point in Aarhus as Musikernes Hus (The Musicians' House).

Architecture

Vestergade 58 is a large half-timbered merchants house from 1761 consisting of six individual structures arranged in a square with only one building being visible from the street. The buildings have pitched roofs and whitewashed walls, painted yellow with black timber framing.[1]

Musicians' House

In the 1960s, the educational institutions expanded and Aarhus became dominated by students and their teachers. Vestergade became a center for culture with several jazz clubs, galleries and musical instrument stores. Vestergade no. 58 became the music venue Musikernes Hus, frequented by some of the best-known names in the Danish music-scene at the time such as Jens Okking, Gnags, Thomas Helmig, Henning Stærk, Steffen Brandt and Anne Linnet. For some years Musikernes Hus was the focal point of music in Aarhus.[2][3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Vestergade 58" (in Danish). Danish Heritage Agency. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Vestergade" (in Danish). Aarhus State Archives. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Historie" (in Danish). V58. Retrieved 4 February 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Aarhus Musikliv" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

Coordinates: 56°09′27″N 10°12′03″E / 56.1575°N 10.2009°E / 56.1575; 10.2009

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