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Photographer: Postcard published by J.H. Schaefer's Fotoplatin, Amsterdam
Taken: Circa 1920
Caption: Haarlem. Groote Kerk.
Additional Description: "De Vishal is a historical building dating from 1769 on the Grote Markt in Haarlem, the Netherlands. It is built up against the St. Bavochurch. As the name Vishal (fish-hall) literally indicates, it was constructed as a hall for selling fish to replace a much more extensive fish market that extended further into the town square and which dated from 1603, the same year as the Vleeshal (meat-hall) across the square. It was originally an open air market in the middle and the roof with skylight was installed in 1899. It functioned as a fish market until 1941. Today it serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of modern art." - Wikipedia
Submitted: February 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p415738
File Size: 0.823 Megabytes
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