In the old center of Deventer there are countless stately and monumental buildings, sometimes shoulder to shoulder in narrow streets. This is also the case in In de Lange Bisschopstraat. Hardly noticeable there is, at number 19, a national monument. Built in 1880, this building already has a broad experience with various functions. The ground floor, for example, has served as a synagogue for a number of years since 1952. Where from 1984 to the present the same space is used as retail space. Yet a decorative ornament has been preserved above the front door, that refers to the time of the synagogue. The upper floors serve as living space, where in the early days the entire building served as a residence.
The building has a basement, which can also be recognized on the street side by the basement windows with robust wrought iron in front. The ground floor and first floor have high ceilings. Directly below the window frames with sliding windows are decorations on the facade. Ample attention has also been paid to the skylight of the front door. The symbol of the synagogue of the time still stands here in a total form that can be described as a tree of life. The so-called hipped roof with kilkeper at the rear is covered with Dutch tiles. Incidentally, this is not visible from the street side because of the decorative frame at the top of the facade, which obscures the view of the roof.