History about the house of William Chalmers
William Chalmers built the house in 1805-1807 but he didn’t have long
to enjoy it. He died in 1811 at the age of 63. Shortly before his
death, he willed half of his fortune to the Sahlgrenska Hospital and
half to the “future establishment of a certain Industrial School for
poor children, who has learned to read and write” – the basis for
Chalmers University of Technology.
Nowadays, the House of William Chalmers is used as a meeting place
for conferences, workshops, seminars, luncheons and dinner parties.