ⓘ Tårnborgvej


ⓘ Tårnborgvej

Tårnborgvej is a dead end street extending from the northside of Gammel Kongevej, one block west of H. C. Orsteds Vej, in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark.


1. History

The street takes its name after Villa Tårnborg, a house located at the corner of Gammel Kongevej and H. C. Orstedsvej, which was designed by Johan Daniel Herholdt for his sister and brother-in-law A. C.B. Bibow in 1856-47. The house was demolished in 1859.


2. Buildings

A number of old villas from the late 19th century have survived. No. 12 is fro m 1867- The two house at No. 4 1893 and No. 6-8 were both designed by Vilhelm Friedrichsen. No. 6 1870 is now home to Kaptajn Johnsens Skoles after school programmes.

Frederiksberg Borgerforenings Stiftelse No. 14-16, læcated behind a low fence at the bottom of the street, is from 1902 and was designed by the architect Ludvig Andersen. He has also designed Pilegaarden and Skt. Joseph Hospital in Copenhagen. Frederiksberg Borgerforening was founded in 1888.


3. Notable people

  • Israel Levin 1810-1883, philologist and former secretary of Soren Kierkegaard, lived at No. 7 in 1878 – 1879.
  • Caspar Paludan Moller 1805-1882, historian, lived at No. 10 1874-82.