World Heritage RørosThe people and the farmsAn Executive’s Accomodation – The General Manager’s House, No. 17

An Executive’s Accomodation – The General Manager’s House, No. 17

Many of the Company’s executives built their houses in Bergmannsgata or Hyttegaten as it was previously called. They were large buildings, which reflect the position of the upper classes in the mining community at the time they were built.

Buildings. Society and fashion.
The General Manager’s House, house No. 17, is today the Townhall in Røros, and it is one the mining town’s most distinctive buildings. The large, grand residency bears witness to the way in which the upper classes built their houses.
The farm and farm management.
Probably no one has been richer in the mining town than Miss Catharina Borchgrevink. She inherited a fortune from her father, the General Manager of the mine, Leonard Christian Borchgrevink and aslo inherited the fortune of her fiancée, Theodorus Molmann.
The people of the house. The well-off Catharina Borchgrevink.
Leonard Christian Borchgrevink (1698 – 1772) arrived in Røros in about 1720 where he was employed as a young mining engineer earning promotion until he became General Manager.

Røros was added to UNESCOs of World Heritage Sites in 1980, refer also to Riksantikvaren, ( Norwegian Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings).
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