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Gustaf (Johan Mauritz) Florman (1831-1900) 
After the great fire in Carlstad (Karlstad) 1865 
1865 (or after) 
Carte de visite 
Private collection of Hector Meinhof 
The fire started 11:30 am on Sunday the 2:nd of July in the city's bakery. Karlstad had 5000 inhabitants and was mainly made up of wooden buildings. 95 percent of the city was destroyed - but nobody died in the fire!! (Ironically, 300 died in a cholera epidemic the following year.)
The day after, work began to rebuild the city and on July 4th - two days after the fire -the city council announced a contest to get ideas on how the new city would be designed. The new Karlstad was built in stone. 

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