Fredriksberg, Sweden

The town is served by the Frederiksberg station and the Fasanvej station , opened in on the Copenhagen Metro. Frederiksberg, which lies west of central Copenhagen , is completely surrounded by boroughs forming part of the city of Copenhagen — the result of an expansion of the Copenhagen Municipality's boundary in , which nevertheless did not include Frederiksberg in the list of municipalities to be incorporated in the enlarged area. I — den This is Fredriksberg's commercial centre with restaurant, stores , petrol station , library etc. Bakkehuset havde et kroprivilegium. This factory's rise and fall came to play the main role in the town's 20th-century history.



The limits of today's urban area would also include the Annefors ironworks, founded in During both the 18th and the 19th century the iron operations were dominating the economy in the area. However, during the 19th century the forest processing came to play an increasingly bigger role as one of the town's main industries and a number of sawmills were built in the surroundings of Fredriksberg. In today's Fredriksberg, Annefors became the main industrial district , a position it would keep until the late 20th century.

During the second half of the 19th century the iron industry gradually came to lose its dominant position in Bergslagen , to be replaced by the forest industry. In Fredriksberg a sulfite factory, for usage in paper production, was constructed by the Gravendal Industries swedish: This factory's rise and fall came to play the main role in the town's 20th-century history. In Fredriksberg a limestone mine was also reopened, whose production went directly to the sulfite production.

The sulfite factory was in supplemented with a sulfate factory. But already by the Gravendal Industries were overtaken by Hellefors AB by this time a major player in central Sweden , which by that became the owner of the factories in Fredriksberg. However, financial problems made Hellefors forced to be taken over by the government, and the industries in Fredriksberg became state owned. During the s and '40s the factories returned to private ownership and were transformed into a full scale paper mill.

As a result of the Swedish neutrality in World War II and the following lack of foreign competition and the Swedish economic boom during the s and '50s the paper mill in Fredriksberg got a stronger economic position. The town's population culminated during the epoch with about 2, inhabitants, and the economy was good. When the Swedish economy boom following the end of World War II started to come to an end in the beginning of the s the competition got tougher and economies of scale made smaller units such as the one in Fredriksberg unprofitable as investment objects.

The employment rate in the town decreased already in , which made Fredriksberg a target for regional policies, in the Dalarna County council opened a laundry in the town. The recession continued and by —72 Billerud ceased their operations at the Fredriksberg paper mill.

The railway traffic westbound, towards Neva on Inlandsbanan had been discontinued already by the end of The following year automotive springs were produced in a labour-owned industry, which didn't manage the competition either. This came to be the last operations in the former paper mill. Since the factory buildings lack legal owners. During the s the Billerud group came to be acquired by Stora Kopparberg , and as a result the forest management moved from Fredriksberg.

Since the record years during the s Fredriksberg has experienced a drastic population decrease, as a cause of unemployment, urbanisation and strongly streamlined heavy industries.

At the same time the town has experienced an increasing number of tourist visits. It has hosted a stage of the Swedish rally. Fredriksberg today has a townscape where remains of several different historical epochs still play significant roles. The town is dominated by villa neighbourhoods and smaller apartment houses, most dating from the midth century.

Fredriksberg in by largely built up around water and a system of three lakes with regulated streams characterizes many parts of the town. The western districts around Annefors is dominated by the factory buildings which for a long time formed Fredriksberg's economic backbone. The large buildings are today derelict, but is still an interesting recent historic site, and is therefore subject to significant urban exploration.

The area is highly polluted, and because of the lack of legal owners the remediation has become responsibility to the state. There are plans on transforming the old industrial district into a golf course. Palmheden, a district in the westernmost part of the town hosts a recycling facility as well as the sewage treatment plant. Fredriksberg's central districts consists of shops, other commercial buildings and smaller apartment houses.

This is Fredriksberg's commercial centre with restaurant, stores , petrol station , library etc. The southern parts of the town consists mainly out of today's industrial district , with numerous smaller companies and the County Council-owned laundry which reopened by the beginning of Ejeren hed nu Hans Hansen.

Den flittige tegner F. Om dem skrev Illustreret Tidende da nedrivningen havde fundet sted: Stole og borde er borttagne ligesom gyngen. Heraf ses, at matrikelstrukturer er noget af det mest sejlivede man har. Der skulle bygges en beboelsesejendom i hele fem etager mod de to gader. De arkitekter konsortiet henvendte sig til hed C. Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon skriver om ham: I forbindelse med A. Derom vidner de ganske dristige arkitektoniske virkemidler.

Disse tagryttere blev dog nedtaget i For beskueren ser det ud som om der er tale om to forskellige ejendomme. Det var en vinkelformet bygning af gule sten og med skifertag. Arkitekten var den C. Stille og roligt gik livet i den herskabelige ejendom. Ingen kom alvorligt til skade.

Frederiksberg Photos