Ferdinand Vilhelm Jensen

Ferdinand Vilhelm Jensen (27 March 1837 – 15 April 1890) was a Danish Historicist architect.

Jensen was born in Copenhagen on 27 March 1837. He enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1854, winning the Academy’s small silver medal in 1859, the large silver medal in 1860 and finally the small gold medal in 1869.

Jensen’s first commissions were the Methodist Jerusalem Church in Copenhagen and several private residential buildings. In the 1870s, he collaborated with architect Vilhelm Petersen (1830–1913) on several projects including Søtorvet for the Copenhagen Building Company (Det Kjøbenhavnske Bygge-Selskab) . In the beginning of the 1860s, he taught at Copenhagen Technical College and he was building inspector in Frederiksberg from 1869-74. In 1867, he moved to Hamburg where he designed the gymnasium (Hansehalle) and a number of private homes. In 1882, he returned to Copenhagen where he continued his work for a few years. He died on 15 April 1890 and is buried in Solbjerg Cemetery.

Selected works

Jerusalemskirken (Rigensgade).JPG

Brønnums Hus 2012.jpg

  • Kingosg. 2/Vesterbrogade 106B, Copenhagen (1884–86)

Kingosgade 2, 3. th, København V | DinGeo.dk – Etagebolig-bygning ...

  • Bredgade 63-65 (1886–87)

  • Abel Cathrinesgade 5-11, Copenhagen (1887–88) [not sure which building]

Abel Cathrines Gade - Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi

  • Petersborg, Trianglen, Copenhagen (1888–90)

  • Eriksgade 7-9, 11-13, 15

File:Eriksgade.JPG - Wikimedia Commons

  • Eskildsgade 33-35, 37, Halmtorvet 44 (1888–90)

Halmtorvet 44, st. th, København V | DinGeo.dk – Etagebolig ...

  • Hansehalle, Hamburg, Germany [?]
With Vilhelm Petersen

  • Fr.borggade 43, 54
  • Gothersgade 175, 160, Copenhagen
  • Nørre Søgade 5-7, Copenhagen
  • Vendersgade 33, 28, Copenhagen


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Ferdinand Meldahl

Heinrich Wenck

Vilhelm Dahlerup

Martin Nyrop

Hack Kampmann

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Fortifications of Copenhagen

Kastellet and the Fortification Ring, Copenhagen, Denmark

Københavns Toldbod – Copenhagen Custom Tax Buildings

Københavns Frihavn – Copenhagen Freeport

Rosenborg Castle

Christiansborg Slot – Christiansborg Castle

Christiansborg Bunker

Amalienborg Palace

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Moltke’s Mansion

The Lur Blowers Monument

Copenhagen 1960s

Copenhagen, Denmark

Winter in Denmark


King of the hill: Elephants, elegance and 170 years of Carlsberg


Retired crane becomes luxury-retreat





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  3. ᛋᛠᛉ · May 12, 2021

    Nivaagaard is striking. It reminds me of a spot I spent a lot of time in from my youth.


    • Viking Life Blog · May 12, 2021

      Nice, it does look a little like an English manor house.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 12, 2021

        A dite. It reminds me of a spot off the coast, island county. A lot of the old family houses were yellow.

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      • Viking Life Blog · May 12, 2021

        I looked up island county Maine and found some nice houses with water around and light houses. Looks great.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 12, 2021

        It is. It’s like another world. On Chebeague Island, to draw it up, there’s still an Island Schoolhouse apart from Portland. I think a lot of the islands have them. Of course the libtard papers are coming for them and trying to imply islands are racist.

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      • Viking Life Blog · May 12, 2021

        lol. Everything is racist nowadays.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 12, 2021

        Also, it’s likely nothing more than Bader-Meinhof Effect but I been seeing a lot of Jensen placenames; Jensen Road, Jensen House etc. You didn’t invade and not tell me, did you?

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      • Viking Life Blog · May 12, 2021

        You will know soon enough!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Viking Life Blog · May 12, 2021

        I believe, that Jensen is the most used last name in Denmark.

        Liked by 1 person

      • ᛋᛠᛉ · May 12, 2021

        See, frequency bias. Not so common in Maine however, though those few Danes to have settled would have I’m sure been more likely to use the name.

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