The architect Erik Josephson, working in Stockholm from the 1890s, designed everything from bank buildings and hotels to barracks. He was also given the task of designing Havremagasinet, built in 1911 – 1912.
Havremagasinet is stately; it is constructed in stone and with its six floors at a total of 3,600 square metres it is the largest building in Boden. With its large light inlet and bright colours, the building still seems modern. The commissariat stores’ operating units were already in the 1930s described as ”fitted with fully up-to-date furnishings and mechanical equipment of the most modern construction.”
The oats were stored in large containers and could be moved between floors. A centralized thermometer read the temperature in the different grain bins. If it was too high, the grain had to be set in motion and moved to another spot.
Storage of feed for the Armed Forces in Havremagasinet came to an end in 1950.
In 2001 the government decided to designate Havremagasinet a historic building. The bakery, the Mill and the Victual Building are also designated historical buildings that will help future generations to understand their history.