Discover the 1920s
Industrialization in Denmark
When walking into the 1920s neighbourhood, you will find that the urban streets are paved with flat paving stones as well as sidewalks that made life safer for pedestrians. During this period in Denmark, the buildings of the town became more modern with mural adverts painted on house gables.
This area shows how the industrialization had begun to affect the lives of ordinary Danes with electricity, electric street lights, telephone wires, bicycle stands and petrol pumps. Motorvechicles became a more common part of the street image leaving horse-drawn carriages behind.
A variety of shops
Side by side on Søndergade you will find the Bookshop and the Ironmonger. The need for booksellers grew steadily as peoples reading skills improved, and the ironmonger was a product of industrialization, where he sold everything people needed for modern urban lifestyle.
Schou’s Soaphouse on Havbogade, was part of the largest chain of outlets in 1927. The shop, which is occasionally open, is a complete collection of interior furnishings and inventory. Further down the street lies a brewery, an important part of town life as the water in the town's wells was impure.
On Toldbodgade you will find the Millinery Shop with its originally furnishings. The shop and house, that belonged to an independent businesswoman called Miss Wahlstrøm, is a uniquely well-preserved totality of building, shop, home and garden.
Many of the buildings and their interior in the 1920s neighbourhood are in great shape, and gives a good insight of how Danish towns with modern features looked like in the time before the economic slump of the 1930s, and before World War ll.