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Eldkvarn in 1860.
Eldkvarn burning in 1878, a painting by Gustaf Carleman.

Eldkvarn was a grand gristmill in central Stockholm that burned in 1878 — an event which was known as "the fire of the century". It was located where today the Stockholm City Hall stands.

The mill was built in 1805 for Abraham Niclas Edelcrantz with a steam engine built by Samuel Owen. The mill remained operational until 1906.

See also[edit]


  • Erik Lindorm (1936). Oscar II och hans tid: en bokfilm. Ny svensk historia, 99-0172400-7. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. sid. 86. Libris 299109

Coordinates: 59°19′39″N 18°3′17″E / 59.32750°N 18.05472°E / 59.32750; 18.05472