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Map of Homansbyen, 1887

Homansbyen is a neighborhood in Frognermarker borough in Oslomarker, Norwaymarker. The area is named for the lawyer brothers Jacobmarker (1816-1868) and Henrik Homanmarker (1824-1900).

Along with Jacob Homan, Johan Collett bought the land property Frihedssæde in 1853 with the purpose of dividing up and selling as housing lots. A year later Homan and Lars Rasch bought the property Frydendal. At the time the properties were located outside the urban area of Oslo. Few buyer were interested, and in 1857 Collett sold his share to Henrik Homan, and the brothers started in 1858 the construction of finished housing for sale. A area plan was made for the area by Georg Andreas Bull.

A new Oslo T-bane station is planned as Homansbyen.


  • Brochmann, Odd; Stadskonduktøren, om Georg Bull og Christiania i Historismens år, Oslo 1989, ISBN 82-7532-001-1
  • Flaatten, Harriet; Homannsbyen i Byen bak Slottet Oslo 1988 ISBN 82-7165-031-9
  • Oslo Bymuseum; Byminner nr.3, Oslo 1962

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