Patronage building


The patronage building was built in 1906 for the education of the Roman Catholic youth of the adjacent church.

Around 1902, many Dutch parishes established a patronage. The aim was to organize education and training for that part of the Roman Catholic youth that did not follow any further education after leaving primary school. The pastor was the head of the patronage. Around 1920, many employers in the Netherlands gave the educational activities. That was because the vocational schools and home economics schools made their appearance, in other words the Nijverheidsonderwijs. The patronage building on the Hoofdstraat in Hippolytushoef belonged to the adjacent Roman Catholic church.

Description building The patronage building is a prominent building. The two transverse roofs with stepped gables are staggered relative to each other. The building is constructed of a purple-brown molded brick in a cross bond with a light cut joint. The rear facade has white plaster with a block motif. The facade is made special by horizontal bands of concrete at the height of the sill, the intermediate calf and the upper sill of the window frames.

The foundation stone is laid to the right of the main entrance. The saving fields above the window frames are finished with concrete stucco and painted with a graphic motif. Above the keystones of the windows on the first floor is a small round opening surmounted by a wall anchor in the shape of a French lily. Wall anchors in the shape of a French lily have also been used on the right side facade.

Around 1953, the patronage building was converted into a shop. The former shopping area is on the left. This can be seen in the original T-windows on the left side of the building, which have been replaced by shop windows. The spacing arches of the T-windows, which are still present, betray the size of the original window.

Valuation In 2022, the municipality of Hollands Kroon awarded the building the status of 'municipal monument' in collaboration with the owner. The building is thus protected and preserved for future generations.

The patronage building, later a shop with a residence, is of cultural-historical value as a tangible remnant of the formation of the village of Hippolytushoef. In addition, it is of value as an element of the ecclesiastical history of North Holland and as an element of the history of the Roman Catholic church in Hippolytushoef and the ideology of an institute where youth was educated and formed according to Roman Catholic standards.

Sources - Register of monuments of the municipality of Hollands Kroon via - Wikipedia via

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