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Helligåndshuset

The construction of Helligåndshuset (the Holy Spirit's house) was started c. 1434 as a convent for the Helligåndordenen (the Holy Spirit's Order) where Sct. Mortens Church was the functioning church connected to it. When the Order was closed down after the reformation, the house was left to fall into disrepair. It ended up housing the school called Latinskolen.

Towards the ending of the 1800 hundreds, it was seriously considered to demolish the house, but it was instead decided to restore it at the instruction of architect Hack Kampmann. Afterwards it has been a library, tourist office, and today it is an exhibition and meetings building.

Steen Steensen Blicher, who has a bust outside, was a teacher at the Latin school. The bust next to it portrays Henrik Pontoppidan, to remind people that the Nobel prize winner spent his younger years in Randers, as the son of a preacher, that lived in Brødregade.