Copenhagen. Mansion of Odd Fellow, masonic societi (Odd Fellow Palæet)
Visited the Marble Church, I again looked at the square of Amalienborg Palace, and continued on his way towards the center at Bredgade street.
A block away from Frederiks Kirke is the mansion of the society of odd Fellow (Odd Fellow Palæet map), acquired in 1900. Odd Fellow - a charity close to the masons, was in the middle of the last century, extensive development in England. Motto - "Friendship, love and truth". The name of this Association, which has huge funds borrowed from the mutual benefit societies, called "O. Fellows" ("strange comrades").
the company founded by Thomas Wildey (Wildey), the craftsman, subsequently moved from London to America. The purpose of the society is the mental and moral improvement, philanthropic and humanitarian activities, helping the poor, widows, orphans, support of young people seeking education. The society has nearly a million adherents.
the mansion was built in 1751-1755 years in the reconstruction of the new district Frederiksstaden on the project of Johann Gottfried Rosenberg, the work was supervised by Nicholas Eigtved, the author of the project development area, including the Marble Church. The first owner of the house was a rich merchant and politician Christian August von Presentin, whose name was given to the mansion for some time.
In 1762 the house was bought by Heinrich von Schimmelman, after it will smerit in 1782году the mansion was inherited by his son Ernst. Ernst Semmelman and his wife, Charlotte, are big fans of art, turned the house into a center of cultural life of Copenhagen, which received the name "Salon Himmelman" . And now here is the public cultural centre concert hall.