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2007-11-10

Deaf School ?

Is this Manilla, built in the 1770s, and named after the capital founded by Spain in the Philippines by The Spanish Minister Ignacio de Coral who enlarged the area? Our guide pointed this out as being the Public Institute for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind or Manillaskolan, founded here in 1819 by P.A. Borg.

A search for this has only revealed pictures of a very different building, so please help me identify this building on the south shore of Djurgården.

4 comments:

Pia K said...

Well, it isn't the main building for sure (which is quite grand and very different to this). It might be an annex, but it doesn't look familiar to me, sorry.

Per Stromsjo said...

We'd have to wait for someone who actually knows. Meanwhile I could provide some random speculation. It does look like a school but the pictures I've been able to dig up of Manillaskolan (and Djurgårdsskolan) look very different. I thought I had the answer for a while when I noticed Nedre Manilla which has a different history but - again - doesn't look like this.

Ackworth Born said...

It is now obvious from the correct location of a later photo [thanks bcp] that this building is in the area known as Blockhusudden.

bcp said...

You are absolutely right! The building in question is Stora Sjötullen “Big Sea-Customs” it is located at Blockhusudden. Significant buildings From Blockhusudden (Stora Sjötullen) are Täcka Udden (Wallenberg family residence), Manillaskolan (school for deaf children) and Waldemarsudde (Prince Eugens estate).

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