History

Built in 1908  The Post-office was divided in :  on Street-Level the Commercial space with Slate-stone tiled floors and a Woodstove placed in the middle, a Sorting/telegraph-room in the back – facing the Seagates ( Sluizen ) –  and on the first floor a roomy Managers’ Appartment.

It’s unsure what the Building’s function was in the second WorldWar – during which it has survived the many bombings , that destroyed much of the old Town for German strategic planning. After WWII , the Post-office was back in service up untill 1986 , when its doors finally closed.
Since then ; It was left empty for several years .. until it was inhabited again by Artists , Years later.  Even during this period most of it’s original interior was left untouched.

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The street showing an empty Lot where the Post-Office was to be constructed../ around 1900/1905

 

Postoffice 1930
Approx. 1930

 

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Interior approx 1930

 

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approx. 1930

 

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Telegraph Room / approx. 1950

 

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Sorting Room/ approx. 1950

 

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Above : the Postoffices’ last years of service / 1984

Abandoned Building 1988