Fire Marks in Stockholm

Most of the buildings in Stockholm’s Old Town are still adorned with fire marks  plaques that showed that a building was insured in case of a fire.

The signs, which depict a phoenix rising from the flames, were introduced in the 1740s. In the event of a fire, the fire brigade would first concentrate its efforts on buildings marked with the phoenix.

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  1. Thank you for your site, photography and bringing our ancestors’ lives to the net for us to experience.

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