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Tøxen's School

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Location  Køge
Completed  1859
Country  Denmark
Opened  1859
Tøxen's School
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Tøxen's School (Danish: Tøxens Skole) is a former school in Køge, Denmark. Its building from 1859 in Nørregade is listed.

History

When the latin school in Køge closed in 1776, it was a great loos of prestige for the town amdaspiring students now had to go to Roskilde, Næstved of Copenhagen to study. A new school, Borgerskolen, opened in 1808. It was based in the old provost's house, Provstegården, at the corner of Nørregade and Katekismusgade.

In 1826, Thomas Tøxen, a wealthy merchant with no children, made a donation of 15,000 Danish rigsdaler for the establishment of a "higher school" in Køge. He had inherited the Oluf I. Jensen House in Brogade (No. 5–7) in 1783 and had previously made large donations to the church and indigent citizens. Only the proceeds of his donation could be used. He outlived his wife and lived the last years of his life at Køge Torc 22 up to his death in 1945. In 1856, when the interests had grown to 8,000 rigsdaler, it was finally decided to build the school. A site between the town's North Gate and Norske Løve was chosen and the school was inaugurated on 2 February 1859. In the mid-1980s, it was decided to merge the school with Brochmand's School and the name of the school was changed to Sct. Nikolaj Skole.

References

Tøxen's School Wikipedia


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