From the moment houses were build of stone up to the 1850's (somewhere there) it was the custom each house to have an ornament with some scene identifying the purpose of the building.
This house has the scene of St George with the dragon. A scene you see quite often, though it is Saint Martin who is the actual protection saint of Holland. A fight with a dragon speaks more to the imagination then sharing half of your property with the poor, I reason....
Sfeervol: bomen in Noord -
10 hours ago