Grand Hotel - Bodø, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 67° 17.029 E 014° 22.680
33W E 473196 N 7463154
Quick Description: Formerly known as Grand Hotel, now Clarion Collection Hotel Grand. One of the many buildings bombed during the German attack on May 27, 1940.
Location: Nordland, Norway
Date Posted: 9/17/2021 10:15:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM14ZD4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 1

Long Description:
Formerly known as Grand Hotel, now Clarion Collection Hotel Grand. One of the many buildings that were bombed during the Luftwaffe's attack on 27 May 1940. Of Bodø's 760 houses, 420 were lost in the German attack. 15 people lost their lives during the bombing and 4000 people no longer had a residence.

On the wall there is a blue info sign posted by "Byen vårres" with the following text:

Grand Hotel
Oppført 1939
Opprinnelig trebygning fra 1850
Brant ned 27 maj 1940
På- og ombygd 1949 og 1999
Arkitekter Blakstad og Munthe-Kaas Arkitektstudio A/S
Knuth Hamson bodde ofte på Grand i "Tårnet" 1911-17 og skrev på sine romaner.


Translated sign:

Grand Hotel
Built in 1939
Original wooden building from 1850
Burned down May 27, 1940
Built on and rebuilt in 1949 and 1999
Architects Blakstad and Munthe-Kaas Arkitektstudio A / S
Knuth Hamson often lived at the Grand in "The Tower" 1911-17 and wrote his novels.
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