Number 128 has a retail space on the ground floor with a portico for both the shop entrance and the entrance to the apartment upstairs. On the first floor there is a spacious apartment of approximately 250m2. This also includes a downright large attic where the visible but renovated spores roof from 1900 provides an attractive appearance. The house can also be called somewhat dated, although we obviously do not notice this in the model.
The building was built in the year 1900, but the wooden shop front has a typical 1920s character with art deco influences. The stucco edge between the facade and the other masonry of the facade may be an indication that the facade was indeed installed about 20 years after construction. Also striking, especially in model, are the two colors of Dutch tiles on the roof. Baked clay roof tiles have been made since 1500, then completely by hand, which did not always benefit the connection between them. Production technology has not stood still since then and around 1900 people were already talking about mechanical production, which also made changing the original orange-red color easier. With the gray color roof tiles you got the impression from a distance that it could also have been slate. A product that was considerably more expensive in the Netherlands than the locally made baked clay roof tile. This gives reason to the fact that the buildings of the more affluent had slate roofing or else gray roof tiles, where the “ordinary buildings” were covered with the common orange-red roof tile. Because only the roof surface visible from the street at number 128 is grey, which incidentally occurs in many inner-city buildings, the suspicion arises that even then people wanted to appear better than their position actually allowed.