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Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes

 
 
Mieropskameren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. Mieropskameren Marker
Inscription. In 1580 werd tijdens de Reformatie het Regulierenklooster opgeheven. Het terrein van dat klooster strekte zich uit van de Oudegracht tot aan de Springweg. In 1583 werd een aantal dienstgebouwen langs de Springweg - waaronder een bakkerij, een smederij en een paardenstal van het klooster - verbouwd tot armenwoningen. Daarmee werd voldaan aan bepalingen in het testament van domproost Cornelis van Mierop. De Mieropskameren zijn in hun soort bijzonder groot omdat ze een verdieping hebben. De onregelmatige indeling van de voorgevel duidt op het voortbestaan van de voormalige dienstgebouwen, die ook binnen nog hun sporen hebber nagelaten. In 1981 kwam de laatste restauratie gereed, waarbij de huisjes aan de achterzijde uitgebreid werden.

[English translation:]

Were built in 1580 during the Reformation as part of the monastery. The grounds of the monastery stretched from the Old Canal to the Springweg. In 1583, a number of service buildings along the Springweg - including a bakery, a smithy and the convent stable - were turned into homes for the poor, according to the provisions of the will of Cornelis van Mierop, the cathedral provost. The Mieropskameren are particularly large for their kind because they have an upper floor. The irregular layout of the front indicates the existence of the former service buildings, traces
Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes Marker
Mierop's Homes are the white buildings on the right, with the marker just visible by the skinny tree by the door.
of which are still visible within. In 1981, the last stage of the restoration was completed, when the houses were built out in the rear.
 
Location. 52° 5.216′ N, 5° 7.201′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker is on Springweg just south of Silverstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Springweg 114, Utrecht 3511, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Voormalig Klooster en Later Weeshuis / Former Monastery and Later Orphanage (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); De Zakkendrager / The Porters (about 120 meters away); Geboortehuis van Paus Adriaan / Birthplace of Pope Adrian (about 120 meters away); Doopsgezinde Kerk / Mennonite Church (about 150 meters away); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (about 150 meters away); Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
 
Also see . . .  Springweg 110 t/m 130 (Het Utrecht Monumenten Fonds). Short history of the structures (in Dutch only). (Submitted on December 9, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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