Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Urban Renewed (and renewed and...)

Although stepped gables are common in many cities in The Netherlands, there aren't very many examples left in The Hague. This one is the Pageshuis, built in 1625. It is associated with the Kloosterkerk (monastery church), which after the reformation was used as a stable and cannon foundry. It was then used to house the pages that worked for the House of Orange (hence the building's current name). Later it was used by the Netherlands Red Cross. Today it houses private offices.

For the dutch readers, here is the historical plaque (click to enlarge):

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