The Blockmaker's House
Gustav Andersson, a craftsman who made blocks or pulleys, lived in a timber cottage on the island of Södermalm. He was employed in the navy’s workshops on Skeppsholmen and he made pulley wheels for rigging ships. He actually worked at his lathe in his home. In the years 1917-1923 Gustav Andersson lived with his family on the upper floor of the cottage. Emilia Gustavsson, a widow with five children, rented the apartment at the back of the house. A visit shows how ordinary people might live in Stockholm at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Blockmaker's House is a building that is historically important and it has not been possible to provide access for wheelchair users unless accompanied by a helper.
Address: Stigbergsgatan 21 (above Fjällgatan)
Bus: 2 or 3 to Tjärhovsplan.