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Lilleputthammer is a miniature version Lillehammer´s famous main street, Storgata, with many of the historical stores and businesses that were in Lillehammer in the 1930s. Most of the buildings and some of the businesses are still in operation in Storgata today. Lillehammer belongs to the so-called "planned cities", and on 7 August 1827, the Norwegian government founded the city by official decree. The actual dividing up of the city into lots did not take place until 1828, however, and Road Inspector C. Buchholz´s plan and building bye-laws were adopted by Royal Resolution on 7 July 1828.

The building bye-laws stipulated criteria for construction, as well as for the width of streets and sidewalks. Among the stipulations was a rule that the corner of buildings had to be “rounded” and at least about 10 feet wide. The result of this stipulation is easily visible in Lillehammer today. Building practices in Lillehammer in the early 19th century are a testimony to an age of modesty and demure. Even so, if you look closely, there are a number of interesting and enjoyable architectural details for you to discover.

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