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Tergesen House

The early residence of Hans Pjetur Tergesen, a pioneer merchant (whose store is still operating under the family name and auspices, and is also a Provincial Heritage Site) is one of the community’s grandest examples of residential architecture.

Completed in 1911, it is distinguished by a columned porch, magnificent front door and stained glass windows. The house, which continues to be owned and occupied by the Tergesen family, also boasts several murals, in the study and the ceiling of the living room — typical internal decorative features of Icelandic homes of a certain quality.


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