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Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
 

Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters

 
 
Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
1. Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Een der oudste gebouwen van Haarlem. In zijgevel nog restanten uit de 13de/14de eeuw. Mogelijk het eerste stadhuis. Voorgevel vernieuwd circa 1650. Van 1755 tot circa 1900 'Hoofdwacht' van de Schutterij. Nu zetel van de Historische Vereniging Haerlem.


[English translation:]
One of the oldest buildings in Haarlem. The side walls date to the 13th-14th century. Possibly the first city hall. Facade renovated around 1650. From 1755 to about 1900 was the civic guard headquarters. Now the home of the Haarlem Historical Society.
 
Erected by The ANWB.
 
Location. 52° 22.899′ N, 4° 38.193′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Grote Markt and Smedestraat on Grote Markt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grote Markt 17, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 RC, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Site of Former Synagogue (about 180 meters away); Paterskerk (R.K.) / Church of Our Father (Roman Catholic) (about 210 meters away); Het Pietershuis
Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
2. Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters Marker - Wide View
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 240 meters away); Simon Philip de Vries (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); De Waag / The Weigh House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Hoofdwacht, Haarlem (Wikipedia). The Hoofdwacht (Head Watch, or "Civic guard headquarters") is a historically important rijksmonument. It was built in the 13th century and it is considered the oldest building in Haarlem, Netherlands.[1] It has served as a printshop for Coornhert, as a temporary council meeting location across from City Hall and even as a jail. It is located on the Grote Markt across from the St. Bavochurch. (Submitted on July 14, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hoofdwacht - Plaque Above the Doorway image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 19, 2017
3. Hoofdwacht - Plaque Above the Doorway
A plaque above the door states: Wanneer de Graef hier op het Sand Sijn Princenwoning had geplant, So was dit loflijk oud gesticht. Tot Haerlems Raedhuys opgericht. This text in old Dutch says that whenever the Count "planted his court here on the sand" (meaning when he stayed in the large "Gravenzaal" or Count's hall across the square), this honorable building was put to use as the courthouse. - Wikipedia
Hoofdwacht - Haarlem image. Click for full size.
Postcard by J.H. Schaefer, Amsterdam, circa 1902
4. Hoofdwacht - Haarlem
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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