The building was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image
In addition to the fact that the mayor of Rotterdam lived in the house, the sign also explains the name of the street. Translation of the text on the sign
The Heemraadssingel refers to the heemraden of Schieland and recalls the former polder conditions. A heemraad was a council of counselors that used to advise the dike warden with regard to dike and polder management.
The canal was constructed between 1893 and 1926, as part of a canal system to refresh the inland waterway of Rotterdam daily with Maas water. The original plan from 1842 was designed by city architect W. N. Rose, but executed by the director of municipal works G.J. de Jongh.
In this building from 1906 lived Mr. P. Drooglever-Fortuyn, he was mayor of Rotterdam from 1928 to 1934.
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