Published: 26.02.2016 | Author: Per Jahn Lavik, Trygve Fett
Up to the 1870s most of the housing in Sandviken was built in clusters that attained the term “grender”: Fjæregrenden, Festegrenden, Strandens grend, etc. Today Rosesmuggrenden is a well-known name that Bergen inhabitants associate with small, picturesque houses just south of Sandvikstorget. Most of these houses are from the 1700s and early 1800s, and some of them were extended with arks and more storeys as the owners became wealthier. Here lived craftsmen and workers who had their living within shipping and fishing. The rest of the building mass in Sandviken is marked by the zoning plans made when Sandviken was included in Bergen municipality in the 1870s.