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Theme: Wolfshoek

Setting: Rural. Dutch and Belgian.
Function(s): Railway related, residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Construction period: Around 1850 - 1950.

Wolfshoek Station

Background information: This type of station was built along the Langstraat Railway in several places. Usually around 1890. This type of building was put down near the larger villages along the line as Vlijmen, Waspik and Drunen. The stationmaster lived in the building, but of co …


Merchandise Booth Wolfshoek

Background information: This type of merchandise booth was build in Noord-Brabant, and other provincies too. One of them was build in the town Drunen and was demolished in the nineteen sixties. The same type of booth was build in Waalwijk, Geertruidenberg, Vlijmen, Hoge Zwaluwe a …


Tenement for the signalman Wolfshoek

Background information: These kind of houses were frequently found near railroad crossings. Mostly in the province Noord-Brabant (southern Netherlands). Originally owned by the railroad company and ment for the signalman to live in. His job was to maintain his part of the railroa …


Farmhouse Wolfshoek

Background information: The farmhouse dates back to 1894, is now a monument, anno 2014 almost entirely original and moreover still inhabited. In the living area, at the front of the farm is located an upper room. Below that raised floor is the basement, so the basement is not ver …


Livestock barn Wolfshoek

Background information: In the attic of the livestock barn is hay stored for the winter. The hay can be stored through the hatch above the double door. On the ground floor there was room for a workhorse, approximately six calves and eight heifers (these are young cows that have n …


Henhouse

Background information: This henhouse is part of the Wolfshoek-farm. With a capacity of 100 chickens the barn is very small for today's standards. At the time, however, it was a nice size for a mixed farm. The chickens eat and drink from containers that were replenished daily. Th …


Steam laundry

Background information: In 1911, a steam laundry was built on the embankment near Zutphen. The water was heated, of course, to do the washing with it, but also the washing machines were powered by the steam produced. Customers in those days were mostly businesses, such as bakerie …


Pump House for salt extraction

Background information: In the Twente countryside are salt sheds found in large numbers. Sometimes alone and sometimes standing in clusters. The typical green or brown houses accommodate a pump with which salt is mined. The principle of salt mining is for years and years the same …


Square Farmhouse

Background information: This square farmhouse was originally built around 1865, but since then it has been changed and renewed several times. This farm had originally 1 house and some stables. Later a part of the stables was also converted into a house. Currently it has 21 rooms, …