The History of Eduard Leopold Albert
The story of engineer Albert.
Bridge and railway builders
That Engineer Albert, born in Germany, the globetrotter, the bridge designer in Tsarist Russia, the community builder, etc. chose to live most of his life here. In his old home you will find the feeling that will surround a stay with us. Here you will find peace for body and soul! Our goal is to try to pamper you so that you, like Engineer Albert, will constantly long to return to this place.
Johan Dahlöf built the beautiful house as his private home in 1857. But in 1880 he sold it on to Engineer Eduard Leopold Albert and his wife Maria, who had come to Trollhättan and fallen in love with the place. Eduard had been in Russia for a few years to help build the Trans-Siberian Railway. This made him a little wealthy.
Eduard decided to subdivide the land around Strömslund into plots for working families. He helped the settlers with building plans, rules of procedure and loans. At that time, you could, with your own work effort, build a house for SEK 1 000. The plots were 600 sqm with a rent of SEK 27 per year.
During the construction, great emphasis was placed on the sanitary conditions. Therefore, sanitation streets, wells, fire ponds and rinsing facilities were arranged. Engineer Albert also gave the various neighborhoods names taken from the Old Norse god saga: Valhall, Visbur, Idun, Yngve and Brage.
Strömslund became a real model society and a study object in other community planning. Eduard lived in the house for almost 50 years. Maria unfortunately died in childbirth and Eduard eventually married Käthe. But Maria managed to lay the foundation for the construction of Maria Albert nursing home in Trollhättan. And some time after Mary's death, Eduard completed the construction of the nursing home. It was eventually donated to the city of Trollhättan, which left the operation to the Swedish Tourist Association. Engineer Albert was named their first medalist.
Eduard Leopold Albert was also a very colorful person who contributed to Trollhättan's development in the early 20th century. When we took over the property in the autumn of 2000, which was then called Strömsberg, it felt natural for us to name the facility after Albert.