“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands

Vishal / "Fish Hall"

Vishal / "Fish Hall" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
1. Vishal / "Fish Hall" Marker
Oorspronglik openbare markt voor vis, vanaf deze plaats. Huidige gebouw uit 1769. Sinds 1993 expositieruimte in beheer bij Kunstenaarvereniging 'De Vishal'.

[English translation:]
Originally an open-air fish market at this site. Current building from 1769. Since 1993 an exhibition space under management of the 'De Vishal' ("The Fish Hall") Artist Association.
Erected by The ANWB.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
Location. 52° 22.879′ N, 4° 38.184′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Lepelstraat and Grote Markt, on the left when traveling north on Lepelstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lepelstraat 1, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 RD, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hofje 'In den Groenen Tuin' / Hofje "In the Green Garden" (about 120 meters away); Huis Van Schagen / The Van Schagen Building (about 150 meters away); Site of Former Synagogue

Vishal / "Fish Hall" Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
2. Vishal / "Fish Hall" Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the black door on the left.
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(about 180 meters away); Het Pietershuis (about 210 meters away); Teylers Fundatiehuis / The Teyler Foundation House (about 210 meters away); Paterskerk (R.K.) / Church of Our Father (Roman Catholic) (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haarlem.
Also see . . .  De Vishal (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 5, 2018.)
<i>Haarlem. Groote Kerk.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J.H. Schaefer's Fotoplatin, Amsterdam, circa 1920
3. Haarlem. Groote Kerk.
"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
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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