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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
House from 1602
Cities are constantly changing every hundred year a city looks different. Mainly due to simply wearing out or fashion houses are demolished and new ones erected. But sometimes some houses remain for various reasons. This is one of them, from 1602, tucked away between others on a one way street.
Studying the text above the portal the house has been an act of good works..
Mr. Evert van de Poll in his life a lawyer of the country of Utrecht, hating all slackness, founded this workhouse for the ones who rather make their living with work than with slack begging en by this making themselves into his heir 1602.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.